HC Deb 27 June 1978 vol 952 c459W
Mr. Mayhew

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department to what extent cells in Holloway Prison are currently occupied in excess of the numbers for which they were designed.

Dr. Summerskill

Rebuilding plans were contingent on the acceptance of a certain amount of overcrowding in the interim. On 14th May the population was 362 and the certified normal accommodation was 221, consisting of dormitory, shared and single room, mother and baby unit and hospital accommodation.