§ Mr. Kilroy-Silk
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what was the prison population of Northern Ireland on 30 June 1981; and what was the average daily prison population in 1981.
§ Mr. John Patten
The total prison population in Northern Ireland on 30 June 1981 including those detained in young offenders centres was 2,525. The provisional figure for the average daily population in 1981 is 2,544.