§ Mr. Skinner
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many remand prisoners were being held in London prisons at the latest available date who are(a) over and (b) under 21 years of age;
(2) how many remand prisoners were being held in London prisons at the latest available date.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
The most recent readily available information is given in the table.
Untried and convicted unsentenced prisoners in Greater London1 prisons on 31 January 1988: by age and type of prisoner Number of prisoners2 Type of prisoner Under 21 21 and over All ages Untried 161 1,779 1,940 Convicted unsentenced 42 295 337 Total 203 2,074 2,277 1 Brixton, Feltham, Holloway, Latchmere House, Pentonville, Wandsworth and Wormwood Scrubs. 2 In addition 734 prisoners from the whole of the South East Prison Department Region, most of whom were on remand, were held in police cells.