HC Deb 15 March 2004 vol 419 c142W
Mrs. Gillan

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list police station cells which have been certified in the manner required by section 14 of the Prison Act 1952. [160699]

Paul Goggins

The requirement in the Prison Act 1952 for the certification of cells does not apply to police cells. Under section 6 of the Imprisonment (Temporary Provisions) Act 1980, persons who may lawfully be detained in penal institutions in England and Wales, may be detained in police cells under the custody of a constable.