HC Deb 22 April 1971 vol 815 cc410-1W
35. Mr. Hardy

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department by what number Her Majesty's Prisons in Yorkshire counties contain more than the recommended number of inmates; and what steps are currently being taken, or proposed, to improve this situation.

Mr. Carlisle

By about 700. Planning clearance is now held for schemes to provide about 2,000 new prison places in the North of England.