§ Lord Harris of Greenwich
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many remand and other prisoners were held in police cells on 1st March, and in which police forces.
The Minister of State, Home Office (Earl Ferrers)
Responsibility for the subject of this Question has been delegated to the Prison Service and its Director General, Mr. Derek Lewis. The Director General has therefore responded to the Question and his letter is given below.
Letter to Lord Harris of Greenwich from the Director General of the Prison Service, Mr. Derek Lewis, dated March 1994:
Lord Ferrers has asked me to reply to your recent Question about the numbers of prisoners held in police cells on 1 March and in which police forces.
The information is as follows:
Numbers Greater Manchester 196 Merseyside 63 Lancashire 40 Northumbria 23 Humberside 20 South Yorkshire 16 Total 358