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Prisons (Accommodation)

Volume 990: debated on Thursday 7 August 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners are sleeping four to a cell; and in which prisons.

The only accommodation defined as cells in which up to four prisoners may be located is at Her Majesty's prison Birmingham. On 5 August 1980 there were four prisoners accommodated in each of two of the three large cells at that prison which have been certified under section 14(2) of the prison Act, 1952 and rule 23 of the prison rules, 1964, as suitable to hold a maximum of four prisoners. The third cell is at present closed for refurbishing.