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Police Custody: Sussex

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 21 June 2007

To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (1) how many cells at police stations in Sussex are being used as part of Operation Safeguard; (144592)

(2) what the cost has been of the use of cells at police stations in Sussex of Operation Safeguard;

(3) how many prisoners have been held in police stations in Sussex since the latest launch of Operation Safeguard.

Sussex police force has not committed to providing places in police cells as part of Operation Safeguard but provides ad hoc assistance when required.

No invoices have yet been paid to Sussex police.

The level of usage of Operation Safeguard within individual police force areas is held for use as management information only.