HC Deb 11 July 1985 vol 82 c504W
Mr. Peter Bruinvels

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were in prison on 9 July; how many were held in police custody on the same date; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Mellor

On 5 July, the latest date for which figures have been collected, 47,832 persons were held in Prison Department custody, plus 96 prisoners in police cells.

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