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To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much increased operational capacity in each prison in England and Wales is due to (a) new prison accommodation becoming available, (b) existing accommodation being returned to use, (c) an increase in multiple occupancy of prison cells and (d) other measures since 1 August 2011.
|(a) new prison accommodation becoming available||338|
|(b) existing accommodation being returned to use||983|
|(c) an increase in multiple occupancy of prison cells||630|
|(d) other measures (these are places returning to use at Morton Hall following its change of function to an immigration removal centre)||108|
The table does not reflect those places that have been taken out of use during this period. Places can be taken out of use for a number of reasons. These include the recent operational closure of HMP Latchmere House and one house block at HMP Hewell. Other decreases are the result of accommodation being taken out of use for essential maintenance/refurbishment.
These figures have been drawn from administrative IT systems, which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.