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Prisoners In Police Custody

Volume 491: debated on Monday 11 January 1988

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asked Her Majesty's Government:How many male and female prisoners respectively have been kept in police custody on every night since 16th November 1987 because of the overcrowding in prisons.

The number of male and female prisoners held in police custody in England and Wales on each night from 16th November onwards was as follows:

16th November74739
17th November75357
18th November67760
19th November66756
20th November59753
21st November67849
22nd November67849
23rd November67849
24th November72444
25th November72946
26th November69046
27th November68535
28th November86349
29th November86349
30th November86349
1st December85159
2nd December80658
3rd December77256
4th December74152
5th December79534
6th December79534
7th December79534
8th December81135
9th December76036
10th December70135
11th December65639
12th December73550
13th December73550
14th December73550
15th December76045