HC Deb 08 December 1971 vol 827 c319W
52. Mr. Heffer

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners there are at Walton, Liverpool, Prison at the moment; how this figure compares with that for June, 1971; and whether he will ensure that the numbers do not reach the level they were when the disturbances took place earlier in the year.

Mr. Carlisle

1,769 on 30th November—143 fewer than at the end of June. Every effort will be made to keep a balance of overcrowding between establishments while the building programme is proceeding.