HC Deb 27 May 1988 vol 134 cc377-8W
Mr. Butler

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of the prison population is of the West Indian ethnic group.

Mr. Douglas Hogg

According to the records held centrally, on 31 December 1987, about 10 per cent. of the population of prison department establishments in England and Wales were from the West Indian, Guyanese or African ethnic groups. The information is not reliable enough for a more detailed analysis.