HC Deb 14 February 1967 vol 741 cc76-7W
Mr. Victor Yates

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the total number of prisoners at present sleeping two and three in a cell, respectively; and if he will give a list of all prisons where such overcrowding is occurring.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

On 31st January, 1,476 prisoners were sleeping two, and 6,954 three, in a cell, in the following prisons: Ashford, Bedford, Birmingham, Bristol, Brixton, Canterbury, Cardiff, Chelmsford, Dorchester, Durham, Exeter, Gloucester, Hull, Leeds, Leicester, Lewes, Lincoln, Liverpool, Maidstone, Manchester, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford, Pentonville, Preston, Shepton Mallet, Shrewsbury, Stafford, Swansea, Wandsworth, Winchester, Wormwood Scrubs.

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