§ Ms Janet Anderson
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the current prison population in England and Wales. 24W
§ Miss Widdecombe
Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the temporary Director General of the Prison Service, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.
Letter from Richard Tilt to Ms Janet Anderson, dated 4 December 1995:The Home Secretary has asked me to reply to your recent Question about the current prison population in England and Wales.On Thursday 30 November, a total of 52,617 prisoners were in custody in England and Wales.