HL Deb 29 November 1990 vol 523 cc35-6WA
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
White 2,451
West Indian, Guyanese, African 174
Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi 99
Chinese, Arab, mixed origin 43
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.