§ Helen Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of prison places likely to be required over the next 10 years for people from(a) Warrington, (b) the North-West, (c) Manchester and (d) Liverpool. 
§ Ms Quin
[holding answer 16 January 1998]: The Prison Service's current practice is to forecast eight years in advance. The figures that follow are therefore forecast for eight years and not 10 years. The number of prison places forecast for males in 2005 is: 380 from Warrington, 12,700 from the North-West; 2,700 from Manchester; and 1,620 from Liverpool. The estimated figures are only for the male population as the female population is too small to project in a regional local way as requested.