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Additional Prison Places

Volume 593: debated on Thursday 3 September 1998

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asked Her Majesty's Government:How many additional places have been provided in existing prisons since 1995; how many such places are currently planned; and what is the cost of this provision. [HL3065]

Since January 1995, the Prison Service increased the certified normal accommodation at existing prisons by 6,300 places. Plans are in place to build a further 1,900 places at existing establishments, at a cost of £119.5 million.