§ 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.