HC Deb 11 January 1990 vol 164 c708W
Mr. Bermingham

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is the certified normal accommodation and current population of gaols in Northern Ireland; and if he will list them for each establishment for the latest date available.

Mr. Cope

The certified normal accommodation of each prison in Northern Ireland together with the actual number of prisoners currently housed is:

Single cell accommodation Population as at 0830 hours 9 January 1990
HMP Belfast 433 496
HMP Maghaberry 486 1294
HMP Magilligan 288 258
HMP Maze 744 517
1 Including 20 female prisoners.

These figures include prisoners on home leave and in outside hospitals.

In addition, the young offenders centre, Hydebank has single cell accommodation for 300 and has a current population of 140.

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