Prison Cells (Hansard, 16 January 1997)
HC Deb 16 January 1997 vol 288 cc371-2W
Mr. Cox

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list those prisons in England and Wales with prison cells designed for one person and holding two inmates on 1 January 1997. [10773]

Miss Widdecombe

Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the Director General of the Prison Service, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from Richard Tilt to Mr. Tom Cox, dated 16 January 1997: The Home Secretary has asked me to reply to your recent Question about the number of prisoners sharing two to a cell designed for one on 1st January 1997. The information requested is given in the attached table. As the data is collected on the last Friday of each month the information is for 27 December 1996.

Two inmates sharing a cell designed for one
Establishment 27 December 1996
Bedford 186
Birmingham 544
Blakenhurst 130
Bristol 88
Brixton 362
Buckley Hall 20
Camp Hill 80
Canterbury 218
Cardiff 458
Channings Wood 208
Chelmsford 78
Cookham Wood 40
Doncaster 416
Dorchester 172
Down View 12
Durham 698
Everthorpe 58
Exeter 338
Glen Parva 232
Gloucester 130
Guys Marsh 32
Highpoint 14
Hull 200
Lancaster Farms 42
Leeds 214
Leciester 224
Lewes 26
Lincoln 480
Littlehey 28
Liverpool 220
Low Newton 188
Maidstone 30
Manchester 478
Moorland 60
Northallerton 262
Nottingham 4
Pentonville 708
Portland young offenders
institution 68
Preston 362
Reading 112
Risley 18
Rochester 8
Shepton Mallet 100
Shrewsbury 278
Stocken 52
Swaleside 30
Swansea 202
The Mount 78
Usk 104
Verne 32
Wakefield 110
Wandsworth 180
Wayland 32
Wealstun 6
Winchester 276
Woodhill 72
Wormwood Scrubs 260

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