HC Deb 23 January 1991 vol 184 c188W
Mr. Rees

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners were in categories A, B, C and D, respectively, on the most recent available date.

Mrs. Rumbold

The latest information readily available centrally is given in the table.

Population1 of adult male sentenced prisoners in local and training prisons in England and Wales on 30 September 1990: by security category of prisoner
A2 431
B 5,240
C 13,866
D 5,135
Not recorded 3,064
Total population 27,736
1 The figures are those recorded centrally and are approximate: detailed checking of individual cases would involve disproportionate cost.
2 Including prisoners provisionally placed in Category A.