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Police Custody

Volume 465: debated on Thursday 25 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much has been spent on reserving unused police cells under Operation Safeguard since October 2006. (160139)

The Department has not separated the costs of used and unused police cells under Operation Safeguard. Places identified for use on the basis of potential operational need are paid for whether they are used or not.

The number of places used and the location of those places can vary on a day to day basis due to police and prison operational requirements.