Prison Accommodation

Justice written question – answered on 29th February 2008.

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Photo of Sylvia Hermon Sylvia Hermon UUP, North Down

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many additional prison places are to be made available in England and Wales in each of the next three years.

Photo of Jack Straw Jack Straw The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice

In 2008, 2009 and 2010 approximately 2,600, 1,500 and 2,700 additional places respectively are planned for delivery as part of the Prison Capacity Programme.

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