HL Deb 21 June 1994 vol 556 cc16-7WA
Lord Avebury

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will publish in the Official Report a copy of the Annual Census of Religious Registrations in Prison taken in February 1994.

Earl Ferrers

Responsibility for the subject of this Question has been delegated to the Prison Service and its Director General, Mr. Derek Lewis. The Director General has therefore responded to the Question and his letter is given below.

Letter to Lord Avebury from the Director General of the Prison Service, Mr. Derek Lewis, dated 21 June 1994:

Lord Ferrers has asked me to reply to your recent Question about the Annual Census of Religious Registration in Prisons taken in February 1994.

The results of the 1994 census are set out below:

Annual Census of Religious Registration in Prisons
16 February 1994 Number
Main Christian Churches Represented
Church of England 22,310
Roman Catholic 8,457
Church of Scotland 419
Methodist 305
Protestant 154
Mormon 147
Ethiopian Orthodox 143
Baptist 104
Pentecostal 99
Other Christian Churches 345
Other Main Religions Represented
Muslim 2,513
Sikh 363
Jewish 198
Buddhist 168
16 February 1994 Number
Hindu 157
Others 98
Further Registrations
No Religion 10,271
Others 151
TOTAL 46,402