§ Lord Hutchinson of Lullington
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What proportion of life sentence prisoners are from each of the main ethnic groups.
The Minister of State, Home Office (Earl Ferrers)
The latest available information is given in the table.
Population of life sentence prisoners1 in Prison Service establishments in England and Wales on 30 June 1990: by ethnic origin Numbers White 2,451 West Indian, Guyanese, African 174 Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi 99 Chinese, Arab, mixed origin 43
Numbers Other, not recorded (including refusals) 28 All 2,795 1 Including those detained during Her Majesty's pleasure or for life under s.53, Children and Young Persons Act 1933 and those sentenced to custody for life.