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Prison Population Data

Volume 591: debated on Thursday 2 July 1998

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What was the prison population of England and Wales on 31 May; and by how much had it risen or fallen since:

  • (a) the end of the previous month;
  • (b) 12 months previously; and
  • (c) the end of 1992. [HL2411]
  • The prison population in England and Wales was 65,227 on 31 May 1998. This figure was 280 below the population on 30 April 1998 (65,507) but 4,892 above that for 31 May 1997 (60,335) and 24,621 above the figure for 31 December 1992 (40,606).Information on the prison population at the end of each month is published in

    Prison Statistics England and Wales and in Home Office Statistical Bulletin The prison population in 1997. Copies of these are in the Library.