§ Mrs. Shirley Williams
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the present size of the prison population and how many prisoners are on remand.
§ Mr. Carlisle
On 30th September 1973 the total population of prison service establishments in England and Wales was 36,179. There were 3,235 people awaiting trial, and a further 1,652 who had been convicted but were awaiting sentence.