HL Deb 05 June 1990 vol 519 c1359WA
Lord Henderson of Brompton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many offenders who were in Strangeways prison on 1st April 1990 are being held in police cells, and, of them, what proportion are young offenders and when they will be moved.

The Minister of State, Home Office (Earl Ferrers)

The information requested is not collected centrally and, having regard to the considerable amount of prisoner movement which has taken place since the beginning of April, it could only be provided at a disproportionate cost.

Since the disturbance at Strangeways a priority has been to move young offenders into Prison Service establishments. On 23rd May there were no young offenders in police cells in the North.