§ 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.
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