§ 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.