§ 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. 
§ 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.