HC Deb 05 June 1962 vol 661 cc47-8W
Mr. A. Evans

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will state the normal accommodation for prisoners at Pentonville Prison, the present daily average numbers of prisoners, and the present ratio of prison officers to the daily average population.

Mr. R. A. Butler

The normal accommodation of Pentonville, excluding that set aside for hospital and other special purposes, is 944. The daily average number of prisoners last week was 1,385. The number of prison officers in post on 1st June was 177 (including 9 on detached duty from other establishments). 150 were basic-grade officers, giving a ratio of one basic-grade officer to just over nine prisoners.