HC Deb 28 July 1976 vol 916 c240W
Mr. Kilroy-Silk

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action he proposes to take to reduce the number of prisoners sleeping two or three in a cell designed for one.

Mr. John

I refer my hon. Friend to the answer given on 20th May—[Vol. 911, col. 631]—to his previous Question on this subject and to the answer given on 22nd July to a similar Question from my hon. Friend the Member for Lichfield and Tamworth (Mr. Grocott)—[Vol. 915, col. 526]. Every effort is being made, within available resources, to increase and improve accommodation and to develop non-custodial treatments.