HC Deb 19 November 1982 vol 32 c318W
Mr. Dubs

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offenders aged under 21 years are currently held in (a) young prisoners' wings of local prisons, (b) ordinary wings of local prisons and (c) other prison establishments catering largely for adults.

Mr. Mayhew

The latest readily available information is given in the following table:

Population* aged under 21 in adult prisons in England and Wales on 30 September 1982: by type of prison
Type of prison Number*
Local prisons with young prisoner wings 690
Other local prisons 1,055
Closed prisons, with young prisoner wings 101
Other adult prisons 67
Total 1,913

*Includes remand prisoners.

Excludes remand centres.