§ Mr. Kilroy-Silk
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the prison population of England and Wales on 30 June 1981; and what was the average daily prison population in 1981.
§ Mr. Mayhew
The total population of Prison Department establishments in England and Wales on 30 June 1981 was 44,500. The provisional figure for the average daily population in 1981 is 43,300.