HC Deb 12 May 1980 vol 984 cc388-9W
Mr. Grylls

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether the prison building programme for the next five years will be sufficient to absorb the current level of people now in custody in Scotland.

Mr. Rifkind

The total capacity of penal establishments in Scotland is in excess of the number of people currently in custody. It is planned in the forward building programme to provide additional adult places to reduce the overcrowding which exists in certain male remand accommodation and male local prisons.