HC Deb 20 November 2000 vol 357 c84W
31. Sir Teddy Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons were imprisoned on the most recent date for which figures are available; and how many prison places were available on that date. [137480]

Mr. Boateng

The latest data available are for Thursday 9 November 2000, when the population was 64,004.

The uncrowded capacity of the prison estate is 63,456 and the crowded capacity is 71,131.