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Prisoners (Statistics)

Volume 22: debated on Thursday 22 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of (a) male and (b) female prisoners are at present allowed out of their cells for 30 hours per week or more for work and educational purposes; and what were the figures four years previously.

The information requested is not available centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. However, every effort is being made, within the constraints of available resources, to provide opportunities in all establishments for prisoners to take part in activities outside cells.