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Prison Accommodation

Volume 504: debated on Wednesday 27 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many hospital beds in each prison are being used to ease overcrowding elsewhere in the prison; (313202)

(2) how many prisons used hospital beds to ease overcrowding elsewhere in the prison in 2009.

Places in in-patient health care centres may be added to the certified normal accommodation and/or operational capacity of a prison when routinely used to accommodate patients but not simply to provide additional accommodation to manage population pressures.