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Prisoners

Volume 167: debated on Wednesday 14 February 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the current prison population in Scotland in total; how many are (a) males and (b) females; and what were the corresponding figures for (i) 1985, (ii) 1986, (iii) 1987, (iv) 1988 and (v) 1989.

The available information is set out in the table:

Average daily population in Scottish penal establishments for the month of January 1985–90
MalesFemales2 Total
19854,7181444,863
19865,1911715,361
19875,2201765,396
19885,1151525,267
119894,8261474,973
119904,4891244,612
1 Provisional.
2 Some of the numbers do not total due to rounding.