HC Deb 07 July 1999 vol 334 c540W
Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of when the prison population will return to the level at May 1997. [89832]

Mr. George Howarth

No such estimates have been made. The latest projections of the future prison population were produced in May 1999 and a summary is included in the April "Prison Population Brief' which has been placed on the internet at http"//www/homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/index.htm.