HL Deb 04 December 1990 vol 524 cc3-4WA
Lord Windlesham

asked Her Majesty's Government:

To what causes they attribute the recent fall in the size of the prison population in England and Wales.

Earl Ferrers

The factors associated with the recent fall in the prison population are described in paragraphs 4–6 ofUpdated projections of long-term trends in the prison population to 1998 (Home Office Statistical Bulletin 33/90, issued 24th October 1990), copies of which are held in the Libraries of the House.