HC Deb 16 January 1992 vol 201 c632W
Mr. John Marshall

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many life prisoners who have been sentenced to life imprisonment are currently in prison; and how many of them are held in low-security prisons.

Mrs. Rumbold

According to the records held centrally about 3,000 persons in prison service establishments in England and Wales were serving life sentences on 30 November 1991. Of these, about 920 were held in low-security establishments, which for adult males are category C or D establishments.