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Remand Prisoners (Newham)

Volume 128: debated on Thursday 25 February 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will call for a report from the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis as to how many remand prisoners have been held in Newham police stations during the past year; how many are currently being held; what is the average cost per person per clay; and if he will make a statement.

Reliable information as to the number of remand prisoners held in police stations in the borough of Newham during the past year is not available. There were six remand prisoners held in police cells at north Woolwich police station on 23 February and no such prisoners held in any other police stations in the borough of Newham on that date. The average cost of holding a prisoner in a police cell in London is £163 per day.