§ Paul Goggins
Historical information on the number of cells in use and the number of cells with in-cell television is not kept centrally.
The Government announced that in-cell television would be made available across the prison estate as part of the incentives and earned privileges scheme, on 1 June 1998, Official Report, columns 50–51. Prior to 1998, only a small number of television sets were available in individual prisons. The number available was not centrally recorded. Figures for the number of televisions delivered to establishments in each year since 1998 are as follows.1017W
Number 1998 10,388 1999 4,938 2000 12,477 2001 12,471 2002 11,455
These figures include replacement sets so do not relate directly to the number of televisions in use.