§ Mr. Bermingham
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons in 1986 were committed to prison in lieu of default in payment of a fine.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
The information available centrally is that in 1986 about 19,200 persons were received into prison department establishments in England and Wales following committal in default of payment of a fine. The figures appear in the annual publication "Prison Statistics England and Wales" (table 7.3, of the 1986 issue. Cm. 210), copies of which are in the Library.