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Prison Accommodation

Volume 984: debated on Friday 9 May 1980

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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 accommodationNumber sleeping 2 or 3 to a cell
9 March 1980.38,52617,787
13 April 198038,52616,990