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Civil Proceedings: Custodial Treatment

Justice written question – answered on 10th January 2008.

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Photo of Tim Boswell Tim Boswell Conservative, Daventry

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people are in prison for (a) non-payment of fines, (b) civil debt and (c) other civil matters; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

In 2006, the last year for which information is available, 1,904 persons were imprisoned for the non-payment of fines. In the same year a total of 4,734 persons were imprisoned for non criminal matters in the Crown and magistrates courts. This figure cannot be broken down to show those imprisoned for civil debt or other civil matters.

The figures for those imprisoned as a result of orders made in the County courts are not available.

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