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Prison Conditions

Volume 174: debated on Monday 18 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his answer of 5 June, Official Report, column 421, how many hours on average each week prisoners spend on regime activities.

In 1989–90 each prisoner spent on average 20·87 hours per week on structured regime activities such as work, education, training courses and physical education. The calculation excludes time spent on other out-of-cell activities, for example, exercise, visits and association, of an essentially personal or recreational kind.