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Unconvicted Male Prisoners

Volume 79: debated on Friday 17 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why, in the light of his statement of 25 January in reply to the hon. Member for Knowsley, North, Official Report, columns 533–34, that the problem of unconvicted adult male prisoners being held in police cells had been dealt with, there were 34 unconvicted adult males held in police cells on the night of 25 January.

There was a sudden surge in the population that day which could not be accommodated because of essential maintenance work in B wing at Brixton.