Lord Pearson of Rannoch: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Keen of Elie on 4 July (HL16559), what proportion of the prison population of HMP Belmarsh identifies as Muslim; and how this compares to the average of the proportion of prisoners who identify as Muslim in other prisons in England and Wales.
Answered by: Lord Keen of Elie
HMP Belmarsh had a population of 826 on the 31st March 2019. On the same date there were 233 Prisoners at HMP Belmarsh who identified as Muslim, which represents 28.20% of the population.
Available statistics for England and Wales ending 31st March 2019 showed an overall Prison Population of 82,634. Of that Population, a total of 13,008 Prisoners identified as Muslim, which represents 15.74% of the Prison Population.
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