Belmarsh Prison: Prison Accommodation

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 26th November 2021.

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Photo of Lyn Brown Lyn Brown Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Annual Report of the Independent Monitoring Board at HMP Belmarsh, published on 10 November 2021, whether the Prison Service plans to reinstate the tripling up of prisoners in any cells in HMP Belmarsh.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice, Minister for Afghan resettlement

There are currently no plans to resume the use of triple cells at HMP Belmarsh.

HMPPS continually monitors the anticipated population and capacity of the prison estate and will always ensure that there is sufficient space to hold those committed to custody from the courts.

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