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Prisons

Volume 450: debated on Monday 16 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) certified normal accommodation and (b) certified operational capacity level is for each prison; and how many prisoners each prison held on the latest date for which figures are available. (91362)

The following table shows baseline certified normal accommodation (CNA), in use CNA, operational capacity, and population figures for each establishment in England and Wales on 29 September 2006, the latest date for which figures are available.

Instances where population exceeds operational capacity are due to prisoners being out on authorised absences, such as when a prisoner is being held outside the establishment, for example in hospital, or on release on temporary licence, or where cell certification changes have been authorised but have not yet been updated centrally.

Prison name

Baseline CNA

In use CNA

Operational capacity

Population

Acklington

882

854

854

846

Albany

527

527

527

527

Altcourse

614

614

1,024

1,017

Ashfield

407

400

380

397

Ashwell

535

535

545

543

Askham Grange

153

126

128

100

Aylesbury

437

437

444

440

Bedford

325

325

494

481

Belmarsh

799

799

915

914

Birmingham

1,121

1,121

1,450

1,450

Blakenhurst

827

821

1,070

1,065

Blantyre House

122

122

122

120

Blundeston

420

420

464

465

Brinsford

473

473

489

477

Bristol

420

420

606

600

Brixton

606

606

798

804

Brockhill

164

136

136

163

Bronzefield

450

450

450

433

Buckley Hall

350

350

385

380

Bullingdon

759

759

963

959

Bullwood Hall

180

180

184

171

Camp Hill

513

513

585

585

Canterbury

196

196

284

282

Cardiff

524

524

754

748

Castington

400

400

410

379

Channings Wood

634

634

667

663

Chelmsford

441

438

575

584

Coldingley

370

370

392

389

Cookham Wood

137

137

185

190

Dartmoor

598

598

625

622

Deerbolt

513

453

458

447

Doncaster

771

771

1,135

1,138

Dorchester

147

147

260

260

Dovegate

800

800

860

832

Dover

316

316

316

295

Downview

362

347

347

346

Drake Hall

315

315

315

299

Durham

591

591

981

953

East Sutton Park

94

94

100

93

Eastwood Park

326

326

362

350

Edmunds Hill

366

366

371

353

Elmley

753

753

985

985

Erlestoke

426

426

426

425

Everthorpe

635

634

680

659

Exeter

316

316

533

515

Featherstone

599

599

615

610

Feltham

764

764

764

612

Ford

541

541

541

481

Forest Bank

800

800

1,064

1,030

Foston Hall

267

267

274

232

Frankland

733

718

734

699

Full Sutton

604

576

588

571

Garth

633

585

619

609

Gartree

666

570

575

572

Glen Parva

668

668

808

810

Gloucester

225

225

323

305

Grendon

254

241

235

212

Guys Marsh

519

519

578

574

Haslar

160

160

160

138

Haverigg

558

558

568

564

Hewell Grange

187

187

187

181

Highdown

643

643

747

747

Highpoint

792

792

816

816

Hindley

539

455

455

432

Hollesley Bay

330

330

330

322

Holloway

544

491

493

484

Holme House

857

857

994

992

Hull

723

723

1,000

994

Huntercombe

360

360

368

360

Kingston

194

194

195

193

Kirkham

590

550

550

511

Kirklevington

223

223

223

222

Lancaster

159

159

243

240

Lancaster Farms

480

480

527

508

Latchmere House

207

207

207

190

Leeds

803

803

1,150

1,166

Leicester

206

206

385

338

Lewes

458

458

558

531

Leyhill

512

512

512

423

Lincoln

449

306

490

490

Lindholme

982

982

982

955

Littlehey

663

663

706

691

Liverpool

1,145

1,131

1,393

1,341

Long Lartin

594

454

454

434

Low Newton

343

278

310

282

Lowdham Grange

504

504

564

555

Maidstone

559

559

589

586

Manchester

961

954

1,269

1,232

Moorland

740

740

791

762

Moorland Open

260

257

257

250

Morton Hall

392

392

392

383

Mount

704

704

720

710

New Hall

393

393

443

401

North Sea Camp

306

306

306

298

Northallerton

153

153

252

239

Norwich

587

587

824

775

Nottingham

564

383

510

511

Onley

640

580

580

568

Parc

838

838

1,036

1,038

Parkhurst

462

462

510

510

Pentonville

921

806

1,127

1,016

Peterborough

840

840

888

864

Portland

529

498

524

504

Prescoed

160

160

170

163

Preston

445

382

690

665

Ranby

912

912

1,038

1,025

Reading

190

190

297

275

Risley

1,050

1,038

1,085

1,082

Rochester

392

392

392

389

Rye Hill

600

600

600

592

Send

218

218

218

214

Shepton Mallet

165

165

189

185

Shrewsbury

182

179

340

338

Spring Hill

334

329

329

309

Stafford

680

676

676

668

Standford Hill

464

464

464

408

Stocken

595

595

622

620

Stoke Heath

574

574

690

663

Styal

442

419

469

463

Sudbury

563

563

571

565

Swaleside

756

756

778

773

Swansea

250

250

428

426

Swinfen Hall

600

600

620

614

Thorn Cross

322

322

321

245

Usk

150

150

250

247

Verne

552

552

587

586

Wakefield

748

748

751

734

Wandsworth

1,113

965

1,456

1,456

Warren Hill

222

222

222

215

Wayland

657

657

709

701

Wealstun

885

885

907

804

Weare

0

0

0

0

Wellingborough

636

604

614

608

Werrington

160

160

162

146

Wetherby

360

339

363

362

Whatton

719

719

761

757

Whitemoor

492

464

458

436

Winchester

475

475

697

698

Wolds

320

300

360

347

Woodhill

677

650

762

771

Wormwood Scrubs

1,172

1,156

1,239

1,243

Wymott

1,021

997

1,046

1,041

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many overcrowding notifications the Department received from each prison in each year since 2000. (91363)

Operational capacity of a prison is determined and approved by Senior Managers and the Prison Service in accordance with PSO 1900 Certified Prisoner Accommodation. These decisions are based on these managers’ knowledge of establishment regime and infrastructure.

It is not possible to identify separately from the notifications all the changes to prison capacity due to overcrowding.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Welsh-speaking prisoners are held in each institution in England and Wales; and how many of these are (a) sentenced adult male prisoners, (b) remanded adult male prisoners, (c) sentenced women prisoners, (d) remanded women prisoners, (e) sentenced young offenders and (f) remanded young offenders. (93588)

The information regarding the number of prisoners detained in prison establishments in England and Wales who speak Welsh is not available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.