Prisoners: Police Custody

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 19 January 2023.

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Photo of Lord Bradley Lord Bradley Labour

To ask His Majesty's Government how many prisoners were held in police cells under Operation Safeguard in each week since 1 December 2022.

Photo of Lord Bellamy Lord Bellamy The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

As of 11th January, no prisoners have been housed in police cells as part of Operation Safeguard since it was activated on 30th November 2022.

Police forces across the country use police cells occasionally in normal practice to house prisoners overnight, for example due to late sitting courts.

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