HL Deb 15 March 1994 vol 553 c7WA
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:

Greater Manchester 196
Merseyside 63
Lancashire 40
Northumbria 23
Humberside 20
South Yorkshire 16
Total 358