HL Deb 28 November 1995 vol 567 c36WA
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:

  1. (i) The current design capacity is 5,655.
  2. (ii) The average daily prisoner population in 1994–95 was 5,630.
  3. (iii) At 31 March 1995, the design capacity was 5,635. Places out of use totalled 479, leaving a usable capacity of 5,156.