§ Dr. Lynne Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners were being held in police cells in England and Wales at the latest date available.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the Director General of the Prison Service, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.
Letter from Derek Lewis to Ms Lynne Jones, dared 20 April 1994:The Home Secretary has asked me to reply to your recent Question about the number of prisoners being held in police cells in England and Wales.On 17 April 1994, the latest date for which complete information is available, 315 prisoners were held in police cells in England and Wales.