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Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 16 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners held on their own in cells designed for more than one prisoner have been assessed as (a) high risk and (b) very high risk. (287873)

The Cell Sharing Risk Assessment process provides a risk category of low, medium or high risk to prisoners when they enter custody. The category ‘very high risk’ is not used. Data is not held centrally on the number of prisoners allocated to each category.