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Volume 457: debated on Thursday 8 March 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what projections his Department made of the prison population in England and Wales prior to his decision to freeze the Home Department budget. (125999)

HM Treasury does not produce projections of the future prison population. This is the responsibility of the Research, Development and Statistics Directorate of the Home Office. Prison population projections are National Statistics and are available on the Home Office website.