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Prisoners (Employment)

Volume 130: debated on Thursday 31 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the maximum number of prisoners who can be employed; and how many prisoners were actually employed (a) in workshops and (b) on other tasks in the most recent convenient week, at each of the following prisons: Birmingham, Leeds, Pentonvilile, Manchester, Wandsworth, Wormwood Scrubs and Holloway.

No. of Employment Places

Average number Employed in w/e 28 February 1988

Industrial Workshops and Farms and Gardens

Domestic Catering and Maintenance Duties

Industrial Workshops and Farms and Gardens

Domestic Catering and Maintenance Duties

Wandsworth451288202288
Wormwood Scrubs228204137173
Holloway52971490

In addition to those employed in work as defined above, significant numbers of prisoners were also engaged in other out of cell activities including full or part-time education, vocational training and construction industry training courses.