HC Deb 14 February 1967 vol 741 c76W
Mr. Victor Yates

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will state the actual population at present of all prison service establishments; and how this compares with the prison population on 31st December, 1965 and 1966.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

The figure in England and Wales was 35,026 on 31st January, 1967. On 31st December, 1965 it was 30,134 and on 31st December, 1966, 33,776.