HC Deb 11 February 1982 vol 17 c427W
Mr. Dubs

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the current population of prison establishments in England and Wales; and what was the comparable figure on 31 December 1981.

Mr. Mayhew

About 42,800 on 5 February 1982 and 40,800 on 31 December 1981.