§ Mr. Dubsasked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the certified normal accommodation for Liverpool prison; 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 1,016; the number of inmates on 19 February was 1,418. There are 17 baths, 70 showers, 284 toilets and urinals, 10 classrooms, approximately 5,500 sq m of exercise space—of which approximately 1,000 sq m are temporarily out of use—and 578 workshop places.

§ Mr. Dubsasked the Secretary of State for the Home Department for how many hours the workshops in Liverpool prison 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 Liverpool during the week ended 29 January 1982 489 inmates were employed in the industrial workshops, which were open for an average of 13.6 hours. A total of 87 educational classes, each of an average duration of 2 hours, were attended by an average of 8.2 inmates per class. In addition, two full-time construction industry training classes, each of 4¼ hours a day, were attended by an average of seven inmates per class.

There is no record of the average length of time each inmate spent out of his cell: it ranged from 2 hours to 10 hours per day. For most adults it was closer to 2 hours, but for young offenders it was nearer 4 hours.