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Prison Population

Volume 114: debated on Monday 6 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the prison population of England and Wales at the latest date available.

On 27 March 1987 the total prison population in England and Wales, including Immigration Act detainees, was 49,071.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for the most recent date available, what was the certified normal accommodation and actual population of each of: Her Majesty's prison Bedford, Her Majesty's prison Birmingham, Her Majesty's prison Bristol, Her Majesty's prison Brixton, Her Majesty's prison Gloucester, Her Majesty's prison Leeds, Her Majesty's prison Lewes, Her Majesty's prison Lincoln, Her Majesty's prison Liverpool, Her Majesty's prison Manchester, Her Majesty's prison Nottingham, Her Majesty's prison Oxford, Her Majesty's prison Pentonville, Her Majesty's prison Reading and Her Majesty's prison Shrewsbury.

On 27 March 1987 the certified normal accommodation of the establishments listed was as follows:

EstablishmentCertified Normal AccommodationPopulation
Bedford176305
Birmingham5731,168
Bristol552620
EstablishmentCertified Normal AccommodationPopulation
Brixton7251,079
Gloucester193311
Leeds6421,312
Lewes361568
Lincoln359688
Liverpool8211,307
Manchcster9681,690
Nottingham202294
Oxford130253
Pentonville8341,122
Reading178332
Shrewsbury169297
On 31 DecemberAuthorised Police EstablishmentPolice StrengthCivilian Strength1Total Police and Civilian Manpower1
19791,1821,1673121,479
19801,1821,1823361,518
19811,1821,1823341,516
19821,1821,1833321,515
19831,1831,1783351,513
19841,1831,1523331,485
19851,1831,1413091,510
19861,1831,1573181,475
On 28 February 19871,1831,1723131,485

Note

1 Excluding traffic wardens and cadets.

Including part-time civilian staff on a 2 for 1 basis.