§ Lord McCluskey
asked Her Majesty's Government:
(i) What is the overall design capacity of Her Majesty's prisons in Scotland; (ii) what was the average daily population in Her Majesty's prisons in Scotland during the prison inspectorate's year 1994–95; and (iii) how many usable cells there were on 31 March 1995.
The Earl of Lindsay:
The subject of the question relates to matters undertaken by the Scottish Prison Service. I have asked its Chief Executive, Mr. E. W. Frizzell, to arrange for a reply to be given.
Letter to Lord McCluskey from the Chief Executive of the Scottish Prison Service, Mr. E. W. Frizzell, dated 27/11/95:
The Earl of Lindsay has asked me to reply to your Question about prisoner accommodation and population.
The information is as follows:
- (i) The current design capacity is 5,655.
- (ii) The average daily prisoner population in 1994–95 was 5,630.
- (iii) At 31 March 1995, the design capacity was 5,635. Places out of use totalled 479, leaving a usable capacity of 5,156.