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Prison Population

Volume 109: debated on Saturday 2 May 1987

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62.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the prison population at the latest date for which figures are available; and how this compares with 1979.

66.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were in prison at the most recent count.

On 23 January 1987 the total prison population in England and Wales was 46,827 plus 58 Immigration Act detainees held on a temporary basis in Erlestoke.On 31 January 1979, the nearest equivalent date for which figures are available, the total was 41,405.