asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many prisoners were sleeping two or three to a cell on (a) 15 March and (b) the most recent available date;(2) what was the combined certified normal accommodation of all penal establishments in England and Wales on (
a) 15 March and ( b) the most recent available date.
I regret that information relating to 15 March is not readily available but information relating to 9 March and 13 April, the most recent date for which information is available, is shown below:
|Certified normal accommodation||Number sleeping 2 or 3 to a cell|
|9 March 1980.||38,526||17,787|
|13 April 1980||38,526||16,990|