To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) at what time prisoners are locked in their cells for the night at each of the following prisons: Birmingham, Leeds, Pentonville, Manchester, Wandsworth, Wormwood Scrubs and Holloway;(2) how many prisoners spent on average
(a) 20 or more hours a day and (b) 23 or more hours a day in their cells in the most recent convenient week at (i) Birmingham prison, (ii) Leeds prison, (iii) Pentonville prison, (iv) Manchester prison, (v) Wandsworth prison, (vi) Wormwood Scrubs prison and (vii) Holloway prison.
The daily routine for prisoners may vary both within and between prisons and from day to day. The information, which has been collated locally by the establishments concerned, relates to the week beginning 20 March 1988.
|Numbers of prisoners who spent on average|
|Establishment||Average daily population||20 or more hours a day in cells||23 or more hours a day in cells||Time locked in cells for night|
|Birmingham||1,149||546||Nil||Between 1900 hours and 2100 hours|
|Leeds||1,372||770||Nil||Between 1830 hours and 2030 hours|
|Pentonville||698||99||Nil||Between 1830 hours and 2000 hours|
|Wormwood Scrubs||925||350||Nil||Between 1915 hours and 2015 hours|
|1 Patients in hospital unit.|