§ Mr. Mortonasked the Secretary of State for the Home Department for how many hours the workshops in. Her Majesty's prison Manchester were open during the week ended 18 December 1981 or other recent typical week; what was the average number of prisoners employed; how many classes took place and for how many hours; what was the average number of inmates in each class; and how much time on average each prisoner spent out of his cell during that week.

§ Mr. MayhewAt Her Majesty's prison, Manchester, during the week ending 29 January 1982 130 inmates were employed in the industrial workshops, which were open for an average 11¾ hours. A total of 114 educational classes, each of an average duration of two hours, were attended by an average of nine inmates per class. In addition, 27 attended three full-time construction industry training courses for 6½ hours a day.

There is no record of the average length of time each inmate spent out of his cell: it ranged from two to 10 hours a day. For most adults it was closer to two hours but for young offenders it was at least four hours.

§ Mr. Mortonasked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the certified normal accommodation for Her Majesty's prison Manchester; what is the latest figure for the prison's population; and how many baths, showers and toilets, classrooms, square feet of exercise space and workshop places are available to the prisoners.

§ Mr. MayhewThe certified normal accommodation is 1,024; the number of inmates on 12 February was 1,663. There are 12 baths, 130 showers, 256 toilets and urinals, 17 classrooms, approximately 3,000 square metres of exercise space and 690 workshop places.