Mr. Jim Callaghan
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners were in cells for one and how many were in cells designed for two at the latest available date.
§ Mr. Mayhew
On 13 June 1982 there were 12,379 prisoners one in a cell, 12,052 two in a cell, and 4,098 three in a cell (where "cell" is defined as a secure unit of accommodation designed for one person only). We have no central records of the individual capacities or use of accommodation designed for more than one person.