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Courts: Cells

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 24 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many times court cells have been used to house prisoners overnight in 2008 to date, broken down by court; and if he will make a statement. (200116)

Court cells were used on 21 nights between the nights of 5-6 and 28-29 February. The following table shows the number of places used in each of five courts over this period.

Date

Bristol MC

Highbury MC

Mansfield MC

Tameside MC

W London MC

Total

5 February 2008

26

15

25

66

6 February 2008

30

15

26

71

7 February 2008

30

26

56

8 February 2008

0

9 February 2008

19

13

32

10 February 2008

19

13

32

11 February 2008

15

25

17

16

26

99

12 February 2008

13

20

13

15

26

87

13 February 2008

15

24

13

19

71

14 February 2008

20

17

17

15

26

95

15 February 2008

0

16 February 2008

26

26

17 February 2008

26

26

18 February 2008

12

15

10

26

63

19 February 2008

9

9

20 February 2008

18

26

44

21 February 2008

20

27

22

69

22 February 2008

0

23 February 2008

19

20

39

24 February 2008

19

20

39

25 February 2008

17

26

18

61

26 February 2008

12

28

40

27 February 2008

26

11

26

63

28 February 2008

27

27

Total

180

436

125

56

318

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