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Prisons

Volume 404: debated on Tuesday 29 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many inmates serving sentences in prisons in England and Wales were in category (a) A, (b) B,(c) C and (d) D in each month from March 2002. [10303]

[holding answer 28 April 2003]: The information requested is shown in the following table. The data shown relates to adult male sentenced prisoners, as these are the only prisoners to receive this form of categorisation.

Date (as at the last working day of each month)CAT ACAT BCAT CCAT D
28 March 20027518,28829,5274,537
30 April 20027688,26829,5854,646
31 May 20027608,30929,7024,603
28 June 20027628,29029,6884,673
31 July 20027828,32429,3714,680
30 August 20027748,34329,5774,769
30 September 20027828,42029,8014,921
31 October 20027818,41930,1745,043
29 November 20027848,49630,5354,940
31 December 20027848,59329,7564,495
31 January 20037758,55830,0934,400
28 February 20031118,58030,7564,608
31 March 20037818,51831,2154,964

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average population was of remand prisoners in prisons in England and Wales in each of the last five years. [109568]

The average population of remand prisoners in prisons in England and Wales in each of the last five years is given in the table.

YearAverage population of remand prisoners
199812,568
199912,521
200011,276
200111,238v
200212,734