§ Mr. Llew Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the total number of people imprisoned in each year since 1979.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the Director General of the Prison Service, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.
Letter from Mr. Derek Lewis to Mr. Llew Smith, dated 17 March 1994:The Home Secretary has asked me to reply to your Parliamentary Question asking what was the total number of people imprisoned in each year since 1979.Information on the number of receptions into Prison Service establishments for the years 1979 to 1991 is published in the 1989 and 1991 editions of "Prison Statistics, England and Wales" 768W (Table 1.14, Cm 1221 and 2157) copies of which are available in the Library of the House. The latest available provisional information for 1992 and 1993 is given in the attached table.
Receptions into Prison Service establishments, England and Wales by type of custody, 1992–19931 Type of custody Year 1992 1993 Males Untried2 47,593 51,047 Convicted Unsentenced2 19,099 30,038 Immediate custody2 48,968 49,530 Fine defaulters and non-criminal 21,917 25,646 Females Untried2 2,376 2,663 Convicted Unsentenced2 1,178 1,566 Immediate custody2 2,198 2,382 Fine defaulters and non-criminal 1,189 1,590 1 Provisional figures 2 A person initially received as untried and subsequently received as convicted unsentenced is counted in both sets of figures. A person subsequently received as a sentenced prisoner is counted separately in those figures.