To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) remand and (b) convicted prisoners were held in police cells in each prison service region for each month in 1993.
Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the Director General of the Prison Service, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.
Letter from Derek Lewis to Ms Joan Ruddock, dated June 1993:
The Home Secretary has asked me to reply to your recent Question about the number of prisoners held in police cells in each Prison Service region for each month in 1993.
The following table shows the total number of prisoners held in police cells on each Friday this year up to 12 February, which is the last day prisoners were held in police cells. It is not possible to separate remand and convicted prisoners although most would have been on remand. All the prisoners concerned should have been in establishments in the Prison Service's Directorate of Inmate Programmes which covers establishments in the north of England.
Number of prisoners in police cells