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Q
Asked by Ms Lyn Brown
(West Ham)
Asked on: 16 July 2020
Ministry of Justice
Remand in Custody: Young People
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of people in custody aged (a) 18, (b) 19, and (c) 20 were held in custodial facilities where areas were shared with older prisoners in 2019.
A
Answered by: Lucy Frazer
Answered on: 24 July 2020

Please see the below tables in response to PQ75226, PQ75227, PQ75228, PQ75229, PQ75230 and PQ75231:

PQ 75226: Prison population aged 18-20, by prison function and age; as at 30 June 2019, England & Wales

Sole-function under-21 YOIs(1)

Dual-designated prisons

Total

562

3,626

Age

18

160

795

19

191

1,236

20

211

1,595

PQ 75227: Prison population aged 18-20, by prison function, age and custody status; as at 30 June 2019, England & Wales

Sole-function under-21 YOIs(1)

Dual-designated prisons

Total

562

3,626

Remand

Age

18

7

324

19

0

323

20

0

314

Sentenced

Age

18

153

467

19

191

905

20

211

1,266

Non-criminal(2)

Age

18

0

4

19

0

8

20

0

15

PQ 75228: Prison population aged 18-20, by prison function, age and sex; as at 30 June 2019, England & Wales

Sole-function under-21 YOIs(1)

Dual-designated prisons

Total

562

3,626

Male

Age

18

160

775

19

191

1,193

20

211

1,543

Female

Age

18

0

20

19

0

43

20

0

52

PQ 75229: Prison population aged 18-20, by prison function, age and ethnicity group; as at 30 June 2019, England & Wales

Sole-function under-21 YOIs(1)

Dual-designated prisons

Total

562

3,626

White

Age

18

69

448

19

62

727

20

72

934

Black

Age

18

45

177

19

72

241

20

90

327

Asian

Age

18

28

68

19

28

128

20

18

161

Mixed

Age

18

12

76

19

18

102

20

24

137

Other ethnic group

Age

18

6

20

Not stated / Not recorded

Age

18

0

6

19

1

6

20

1

5

PQ 75230: Prison population aged 18-20, by prison function, age and 'Private / Public prison split'; as at 30 June 2019, England & Wales

Sole-function under-21 YOIs(1)

Dual-designated prisons

Total

562

3,626

Contracted Out ("Private")

Age

18

0

168

19

0

233

20

0

293

Public

Age

18

160

627

19

191

1,003

20

211

1,302

PQ 75231: Prison population aged 18-20, by prison function, age and offence group; as at 30 June 2019, England & Wales(3)

Sole-function under-21 YOIs(1)

Dual-designated prisons

Total

562

3,626

Burglary

Age

18

12

79

19

12

114

20

12

152

Drug Offences

Age

18

17

133

19

48

273

20

61

367

Robbery

Age

18

29

125

19

37

176

20

31

234

Sexual offences

Age

18

10

34

19

10

61

20

6

109

Violence against the person

Age

18

56

233

19

58

303

20

66

370

Other offences(4)

Age

18

36

191

19

26

309

20

35

363

In regard to PQ75232 and PQ75233, this information is not held centrally.

Offenders aged 18, 19 and 20 are sentenced to Detention in a Young Offender Institution (DYOI), however the dual designation of institutions as both HMP and YOI means the majority are held in establishment also holding adult prisoners aged 21 or over. Under dual designation, prisoners aged 18,19 and 20 do not share cells with adult prisoners, unless exceptional circumstance apply and on a case-by-case basis. Separation from adult prisoners in other areas of the prison varies by location (including separated wings). There are two designated YOIs for sentenced prisoners aged 18,19 and 20 (HMYOI Feltham (B) and HMYOI Aylesbury). As necessary, these prisoners from YOIs move to an adult prison when they turn 21.

Notes

(1) These figures include Sole-function YOIs and Youth Custody Service (YCS) YOIs. Sole-function YOIs hold solely 18-20 year olds and those that turn 21 who are due for imminent release or who are pending transfer into an adult prison

YCS YOIs hold 15-17 year olds and those that turn 18 who are due for imminent release or who are pending transfer into an 18+ YOI.

The ‘Sole-function YOIs' are:

- HMYOI Aylesbury

- HMYOI Feltham (B) (separate site to the YCS YOI)

The YCS YOIs are:

- HMYOI Cookham Wood

- HMYOI Werrington

- HMYOI Feltham (A) (separate site to the 18-20 YOI)

- HMYOI Wetherby

Other establishments holding 18-20 year olds share facilities with older prisoners ('Dual designated prisons')

More information can be found on the 'Prisons and their resettlement providers' page on gov.uk: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/prisons-and-their-resettlement-providers

(2) The ‘non-criminal’ population comprises:

  • Those held on ‘immigration grounds’ – which includes:

- Those who have served their appropriate custodial term for a criminal offence but are then served with an IS91 ‘authorisation to hold on immigration detention grounds’ (held in prison awaiting deportation).

- Those whose sole offence is not having appropriate immigration paperwork, and so would be held in an Immigration Removal Centre (IRC).

  • A small number of individuals who are in prison for a civil ‘non-criminal’ offence, for example “Contempt of Court” or “Non-payment of Council Tax”.

(3) Part (i) of PQ75231 is of disproportionate cost to identify.

(4) Other offences include: 'non-burglary' Theft Offences, Criminal damage and arson, Possession of Weapons, Public order offences, Miscellaneous crimes against society, Fraud offences, Summary offences and 'Offence not recorded'.

Data sources and quality: The figures in these tables 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.

Grouped Questions: 75227 | 75228 | 75229 | 75230 | 75231 | 75232 | 75233
Q
Asked by Ms Lyn Brown
(West Ham)
Asked on: 16 July 2020
Ministry of Justice
Remand in Custody: Young People
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) sentenced and (b) unsentenced people aged (i) 18, (ii) 19 and (iii) 20 were held in custodial facilities where areas were shared with older prisoners during 2019.
A
Answered by: Lucy Frazer
Answered on: 24 July 2020

Please see the below tables in response to PQ75226, PQ75227, PQ75228, PQ75229, PQ75230 and PQ75231:

PQ 75226: Prison population aged 18-20, by prison function and age; as at 30 June 2019, England & Wales

Sole-function under-21 YOIs(1)

Dual-designated prisons

Total

562

3,626

Age

18

160

795

19

191

1,236

20

211

1,595

PQ 75227: Prison population aged 18-20, by prison function, age and custody status; as at 30 June 2019, England & Wales

Sole-function under-21 YOIs(1)

Dual-designated prisons

Total

562

3,626

Remand

Age

18

7

324

19

0

323

20

0

314

Sentenced

Age

18

153

467

19

191

905

20

211

1,266

Non-criminal(2)

Age

18

0

4

19

0

8

20

0

15

PQ 75228: Prison population aged 18-20, by prison function, age and sex; as at 30 June 2019, England & Wales

Sole-function under-21 YOIs(1)

Dual-designated prisons

Total

562

3,626

Male

Age

18

160

775

19

191

1,193

20

211

1,543

Female

Age

18

0

20

19

0

43

20

0

52

PQ 75229: Prison population aged 18-20, by prison function, age and ethnicity group; as at 30 June 2019, England & Wales

Sole-function under-21 YOIs(1)

Dual-designated prisons

Total

562

3,626

White

Age

18

69

448

19

62

727

20

72

934

Black

Age

18

45

177

19

72

241

20

90

327

Asian

Age

18

28

68

19

28

128

20

18

161

Mixed

Age

18

12

76

19

18

102

20

24

137

Other ethnic group

Age

18

6

20

Not stated / Not recorded

Age

18

0

6

19

1

6

20

1

5

PQ 75230: Prison population aged 18-20, by prison function, age and 'Private / Public prison split'; as at 30 June 2019, England & Wales

Sole-function under-21 YOIs(1)

Dual-designated prisons

Total

562

3,626

Contracted Out ("Private")

Age

18

0

168

19

0

233

20

0

293

Public

Age

18

160

627

19

191

1,003

20

211

1,302

PQ 75231: Prison population aged 18-20, by prison function, age and offence group; as at 30 June 2019, England & Wales(3)

Sole-function under-21 YOIs(1)

Dual-designated prisons

Total

562

3,626

Burglary

Age

18

12

79

19

12

114

20

12

152

Drug Offences

Age

18

17

133

19

48

273

20

61

367

Robbery

Age

18

29

125

19

37

176

20

31

234

Sexual offences

Age

18

10

34

19

10

61

20

6

109

Violence against the person

Age

18

56

233

19

58

303

20

66

370

Other offences(4)

Age

18

36

191

19

26

309

20

35

363

In regard to PQ75232 and PQ75233, this information is not held centrally.

Offenders aged 18, 19 and 20 are sentenced to Detention in a Young Offender Institution (DYOI), however the dual designation of institutions as both HMP and YOI means the majority are held in establishment also holding adult prisoners aged 21 or over. Under dual designation, prisoners aged 18,19 and 20 do not share cells with adult prisoners, unless exceptional circumstance apply and on a case-by-case basis. Separation from adult prisoners in other areas of the prison varies by location (including separated wings). There are two designated YOIs for sentenced prisoners aged 18,19 and 20 (HMYOI Feltham (B) and HMYOI Aylesbury). As necessary, these prisoners from YOIs move to an adult prison when they turn 21.

Notes

(1) These figures include Sole-function YOIs and Youth Custody Service (YCS) YOIs. Sole-function YOIs hold solely 18-20 year olds and those that turn 21 who are due for imminent release or who are pending transfer into an adult prison

YCS YOIs hold 15-17 year olds and those that turn 18 who are due for imminent release or who are pending transfer into an 18+ YOI.

The ‘Sole-function YOIs' are:

- HMYOI Aylesbury

- HMYOI Feltham (B) (separate site to the YCS YOI)

The YCS YOIs are:

- HMYOI Cookham Wood

- HMYOI Werrington

- HMYOI Feltham (A) (separate site to the 18-20 YOI)

- HMYOI Wetherby

Other establishments holding 18-20 year olds share facilities with older prisoners ('Dual designated prisons')

More information can be found on the 'Prisons and their resettlement providers' page on gov.uk: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/prisons-and-their-resettlement-providers

(2) The ‘non-criminal’ population comprises:

  • Those held on ‘immigration grounds’ – which includes:

- Those who have served their appropriate custodial term for a criminal offence but are then served with an IS91 ‘authorisation to hold on immigration detention grounds’ (held in prison awaiting deportation).

- Those whose sole offence is not having appropriate immigration paperwork, and so would be held in an Immigration Removal Centre (IRC).

  • A small number of individuals who are in prison for a civil ‘non-criminal’ offence, for example “Contempt of Court” or “Non-payment of Council Tax”.

(3) Part (i) of PQ75231 is of disproportionate cost to identify.

(4) Other offences include: 'non-burglary' Theft Offences, Criminal damage and arson, Possession of Weapons, Public order offences, Miscellaneous crimes against society, Fraud offences, Summary offences and 'Offence not recorded'.

Data sources and quality: The figures in these tables 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.

Grouped Questions: 75226 | 75228 | 75229 | 75230 | 75231 | 75232 | 75233
Q
Asked by Ms Lyn Brown
(West Ham)
Asked on: 16 July 2020
Ministry of Justice
Remand in Custody: Young People
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) men and (b) women aged (i) 18, (ii) 19, and (iii) 20 were held in custodial facilities where areas were shared with older prisoners during 2019.
A
Answered by: Lucy Frazer
Answered on: 24 July 2020

Please see the below tables in response to PQ75226, PQ75227, PQ75228, PQ75229, PQ75230 and PQ75231:

PQ 75226: Prison population aged 18-20, by prison function and age; as at 30 June 2019, England & Wales

Sole-function under-21 YOIs(1)

Dual-designated prisons

Total

562

3,626

Age

18

160

795

19

191

1,236

20

211

1,595

PQ 75227: Prison population aged 18-20, by prison function, age and custody status; as at 30 June 2019, England & Wales

Sole-function under-21 YOIs(1)

Dual-designated prisons

Total

562

3,626

Remand

Age

18

7

324

19

0

323

20

0

314

Sentenced

Age

18

153

467

19

191

905

20

211

1,266

Non-criminal(2)

Age

18

0

4

19

0

8

20

0

15

PQ 75228: Prison population aged 18-20, by prison function, age and sex; as at 30 June 2019, England & Wales

Sole-function under-21 YOIs(1)

Dual-designated prisons

Total

562

3,626

Male

Age

18

160

775

19

191

1,193

20

211

1,543

Female

Age

18

0

20

19

0

43

20

0

52

PQ 75229: Prison population aged 18-20, by prison function, age and ethnicity group; as at 30 June 2019, England & Wales

Sole-function under-21 YOIs(1)

Dual-designated prisons

Total

562

3,626

White

Age

18

69

448

19

62

727

20

72

934

Black

Age

18

45

177

19

72

241

20

90

327

Asian

Age

18

28

68

19

28

128

20

18

161

Mixed

Age

18

12

76

19

18

102

20

24

137

Other ethnic group

Age

18

6

20

Not stated / Not recorded

Age

18

0

6

19

1

6

20

1

5

PQ 75230: Prison population aged 18-20, by prison function, age and 'Private / Public prison split'; as at 30 June 2019, England & Wales

Sole-function under-21 YOIs(1)

Dual-designated prisons

Total

562

3,626

Contracted Out ("Private")

Age

18

0

168

19

0

233

20

0

293

Public

Age

18

160

627

19

191

1,003

20

211

1,302

PQ 75231: Prison population aged 18-20, by prison function, age and offence group; as at 30 June 2019, England & Wales(3)

Sole-function under-21 YOIs(1)

Dual-designated prisons

Total

562

3,626

Burglary

Age

18

12

79

19

12

114

20

12

152

Drug Offences

Age

18

17

133

19

48

273

20

61

367

Robbery

Age

18

29

125

19

37

176

20

31

234

Sexual offences

Age

18

10

34

19

10

61

20

6

109

Violence against the person

Age

18

56

233

19

58

303

20

66

370

Other offences(4)

Age

18

36

191

19

26

309

20

35

363

In regard to PQ75232 and PQ75233, this information is not held centrally.

Offenders aged 18, 19 and 20 are sentenced to Detention in a Young Offender Institution (DYOI), however the dual designation of institutions as both HMP and YOI means the majority are held in establishment also holding adult prisoners aged 21 or over. Under dual designation, prisoners aged 18,19 and 20 do not share cells with adult prisoners, unless exceptional circumstance apply and on a case-by-case basis. Separation from adult prisoners in other areas of the prison varies by location (including separated wings). There are two designated YOIs for sentenced prisoners aged 18,19 and 20 (HMYOI Feltham (B) and HMYOI Aylesbury). As necessary, these prisoners from YOIs move to an adult prison when they turn 21.

Notes

(1) These figures include Sole-function YOIs and Youth Custody Service (YCS) YOIs. Sole-function YOIs hold solely 18-20 year olds and those that turn 21 who are due for imminent release or who are pending transfer into an adult prison

YCS YOIs hold 15-17 year olds and those that turn 18 who are due for imminent release or who are pending transfer into an 18+ YOI.

The ‘Sole-function YOIs' are:

- HMYOI Aylesbury

- HMYOI Feltham (B) (separate site to the YCS YOI)

The YCS YOIs are:

- HMYOI Cookham Wood

- HMYOI Werrington

- HMYOI Feltham (A) (separate site to the 18-20 YOI)

- HMYOI Wetherby

Other establishments holding 18-20 year olds share facilities with older prisoners ('Dual designated prisons')

More information can be found on the 'Prisons and their resettlement providers' page on gov.uk: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/prisons-and-their-resettlement-providers

(2) The ‘non-criminal’ population comprises:

  • Those held on ‘immigration grounds’ – which includes:

- Those who have served their appropriate custodial term for a criminal offence but are then served with an IS91 ‘authorisation to hold on immigration detention grounds’ (held in prison awaiting deportation).

- Those whose sole offence is not having appropriate immigration paperwork, and so would be held in an Immigration Removal Centre (IRC).

  • A small number of individuals who are in prison for a civil ‘non-criminal’ offence, for example “Contempt of Court” or “Non-payment of Council Tax”.

(3) Part (i) of PQ75231 is of disproportionate cost to identify.

(4) Other offences include: 'non-burglary' Theft Offences, Criminal damage and arson, Possession of Weapons, Public order offences, Miscellaneous crimes against society, Fraud offences, Summary offences and 'Offence not recorded'.

Data sources and quality: The figures in these tables 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.

Grouped Questions: 75226 | 75227 | 75229 | 75230 | 75231 | 75232 | 75233
Q
Asked by Ms Lyn Brown
(West Ham)
Asked on: 16 July 2020
Ministry of Justice
Remand in Custody: Young People
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many who identify as (a) white, (b) black, (c) asian, and (d) mixed ethnicity aged (i) 18, (ii) 19 and (iii) 20 were held in custodial facilities where areas were shared with older prisoners in 2019.
A
Answered by: Lucy Frazer
Answered on: 24 July 2020

Please see the below tables in response to PQ75226, PQ75227, PQ75228, PQ75229, PQ75230 and PQ75231:

PQ 75226: Prison population aged 18-20, by prison function and age; as at 30 June 2019, England & Wales

Sole-function under-21 YOIs(1)

Dual-designated prisons

Total

562

3,626

Age

18

160

795

19

191

1,236

20

211

1,595

PQ 75227: Prison population aged 18-20, by prison function, age and custody status; as at 30 June 2019, England & Wales

Sole-function under-21 YOIs(1)

Dual-designated prisons

Total

562

3,626

Remand

Age

18

7

324

19

0

323

20

0

314

Sentenced

Age

18

153

467

19

191

905

20

211

1,266

Non-criminal(2)

Age

18

0

4

19

0

8

20

0

15

PQ 75228: Prison population aged 18-20, by prison function, age and sex; as at 30 June 2019, England & Wales

Sole-function under-21 YOIs(1)

Dual-designated prisons

Total

562

3,626

Male

Age

18

160

775

19

191

1,193

20

211

1,543

Female

Age

18

0

20

19

0

43

20

0

52

PQ 75229: Prison population aged 18-20, by prison function, age and ethnicity group; as at 30 June 2019, England & Wales

Sole-function under-21 YOIs(1)

Dual-designated prisons

Total

562

3,626

White

Age

18

69

448

19

62

727

20

72

934

Black

Age

18

45

177

19

72

241

20

90

327

Asian

Age

18

28

68

19

28

128

20

18

161

Mixed

Age

18

12

76

19

18

102

20

24

137

Other ethnic group

Age

18

6

20

Not stated / Not recorded

Age

18

0

6

19

1

6

20

1

5

PQ 75230: Prison population aged 18-20, by prison function, age and 'Private / Public prison split'; as at 30 June 2019, England & Wales

Sole-function under-21 YOIs(1)

Dual-designated prisons

Total

562

3,626

Contracted Out ("Private")

Age

18

0

168

19

0

233

20

0

293

Public

Age

18

160

627

19

191

1,003

20

211

1,302

PQ 75231: Prison population aged 18-20, by prison function, age and offence group; as at 30 June 2019, England & Wales(3)

Sole-function under-21 YOIs(1)

Dual-designated prisons

Total

562

3,626

Burglary

Age

18

12

79

19

12

114

20

12

152

Drug Offences

Age

18

17

133

19

48

273

20

61

367

Robbery

Age

18

29

125

19

37

176

20

31

234

Sexual offences

Age

18

10

34

19

10

61

20

6

109

Violence against the person

Age

18

56

233

19

58

303

20

66

370

Other offences(4)

Age

18

36

191

19

26

309

20

35

363

In regard to PQ75232 and PQ75233, this information is not held centrally.

Offenders aged 18, 19 and 20 are sentenced to Detention in a Young Offender Institution (DYOI), however the dual designation of institutions as both HMP and YOI means the majority are held in establishment also holding adult prisoners aged 21 or over. Under dual designation, prisoners aged 18,19 and 20 do not share cells with adult prisoners, unless exceptional circumstance apply and on a case-by-case basis. Separation from adult prisoners in other areas of the prison varies by location (including separated wings). There are two designated YOIs for sentenced prisoners aged 18,19 and 20 (HMYOI Feltham (B) and HMYOI Aylesbury). As necessary, these prisoners from YOIs move to an adult prison when they turn 21.

Notes

(1) These figures include Sole-function YOIs and Youth Custody Service (YCS) YOIs. Sole-function YOIs hold solely 18-20 year olds and those that turn 21 who are due for imminent release or who are pending transfer into an adult prison

YCS YOIs hold 15-17 year olds and those that turn 18 who are due for imminent release or who are pending transfer into an 18+ YOI.

The ‘Sole-function YOIs' are:

- HMYOI Aylesbury

- HMYOI Feltham (B) (separate site to the YCS YOI)

The YCS YOIs are:

- HMYOI Cookham Wood

- HMYOI Werrington

- HMYOI Feltham (A) (separate site to the 18-20 YOI)

- HMYOI Wetherby

Other establishments holding 18-20 year olds share facilities with older prisoners ('Dual designated prisons')

More information can be found on the 'Prisons and their resettlement providers' page on gov.uk: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/prisons-and-their-resettlement-providers

(2) The ‘non-criminal’ population comprises:

  • Those held on ‘immigration grounds’ – which includes:

- Those who have served their appropriate custodial term for a criminal offence but are then served with an IS91 ‘authorisation to hold on immigration detention grounds’ (held in prison awaiting deportation).

- Those whose sole offence is not having appropriate immigration paperwork, and so would be held in an Immigration Removal Centre (IRC).

  • A small number of individuals who are in prison for a civil ‘non-criminal’ offence, for example “Contempt of Court” or “Non-payment of Council Tax”.

(3) Part (i) of PQ75231 is of disproportionate cost to identify.

(4) Other offences include: 'non-burglary' Theft Offences, Criminal damage and arson, Possession of Weapons, Public order offences, Miscellaneous crimes against society, Fraud offences, Summary offences and 'Offence not recorded'.

Data sources and quality: The figures in these tables 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.

Grouped Questions: 75226 | 75227 | 75228 | 75230 | 75231 | 75232 | 75233
Q
Asked by Ms Lyn Brown
(West Ham)
Asked on: 16 July 2020
Ministry of Justice
Remand in Custody: Young People
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people aged (a) 18, (b) 19, and (c) 20 were held in custody where areas were shared with older prisoners in (i) public and (ii) private custodial facilities in 2019.
A
Answered by: Lucy Frazer
Answered on: 24 July 2020

Please see the below tables in response to PQ75226, PQ75227, PQ75228, PQ75229, PQ75230 and PQ75231:

PQ 75226: Prison population aged 18-20, by prison function and age; as at 30 June 2019, England & Wales

Sole-function under-21 YOIs(1)

Dual-designated prisons

Total

562

3,626

Age

18

160

795

19

191

1,236

20

211

1,595

PQ 75227: Prison population aged 18-20, by prison function, age and custody status; as at 30 June 2019, England & Wales

Sole-function under-21 YOIs(1)

Dual-designated prisons

Total

562

3,626

Remand

Age

18

7

324

19

0

323

20

0

314

Sentenced

Age

18

153

467

19

191

905

20

211

1,266

Non-criminal(2)

Age

18

0

4

19

0

8

20

0

15

PQ 75228: Prison population aged 18-20, by prison function, age and sex; as at 30 June 2019, England & Wales

Sole-function under-21 YOIs(1)

Dual-designated prisons

Total

562

3,626

Male

Age

18

160

775

19

191

1,193

20

211

1,543

Female

Age

18

0

20

19

0

43

20

0

52

PQ 75229: Prison population aged 18-20, by prison function, age and ethnicity group; as at 30 June 2019, England & Wales

Sole-function under-21 YOIs(1)

Dual-designated prisons

Total

562

3,626

White

Age

18

69

448

19

62

727

20

72

934

Black

Age

18

45

177

19

72

241

20

90

327

Asian

Age

18

28

68

19

28

128

20

18

161

Mixed

Age

18

12

76

19

18

102

20

24

137

Other ethnic group

Age

18

6

20

Not stated / Not recorded

Age

18

0

6

19

1

6

20

1

5

PQ 75230: Prison population aged 18-20, by prison function, age and 'Private / Public prison split'; as at 30 June 2019, England & Wales

Sole-function under-21 YOIs(1)

Dual-designated prisons

Total

562

3,626

Contracted Out ("Private")

Age

18

0

168

19

0

233

20

0

293

Public

Age

18

160

627

19

191

1,003

20

211

1,302

PQ 75231: Prison population aged 18-20, by prison function, age and offence group; as at 30 June 2019, England & Wales(3)

Sole-function under-21 YOIs(1)

Dual-designated prisons

Total

562

3,626

Burglary

Age

18

12

79

19

12

114

20

12

152

Drug Offences

Age

18

17

133

19

48

273

20

61

367

Robbery

Age

18

29

125

19

37

176

20

31

234

Sexual offences

Age

18

10

34

19

10

61

20

6

109

Violence against the person

Age

18

56

233

19

58

303

20

66

370

Other offences(4)

Age

18

36

191

19

26

309

20

35

363

In regard to PQ75232 and PQ75233, this information is not held centrally.

Offenders aged 18, 19 and 20 are sentenced to Detention in a Young Offender Institution (DYOI), however the dual designation of institutions as both HMP and YOI means the majority are held in establishment also holding adult prisoners aged 21 or over. Under dual designation, prisoners aged 18,19 and 20 do not share cells with adult prisoners, unless exceptional circumstance apply and on a case-by-case basis. Separation from adult prisoners in other areas of the prison varies by location (including separated wings). There are two designated YOIs for sentenced prisoners aged 18,19 and 20 (HMYOI Feltham (B) and HMYOI Aylesbury). As necessary, these prisoners from YOIs move to an adult prison when they turn 21.

Notes

(1) These figures include Sole-function YOIs and Youth Custody Service (YCS) YOIs. Sole-function YOIs hold solely 18-20 year olds and those that turn 21 who are due for imminent release or who are pending transfer into an adult prison

YCS YOIs hold 15-17 year olds and those that turn 18 who are due for imminent release or who are pending transfer into an 18+ YOI.

The ‘Sole-function YOIs' are:

- HMYOI Aylesbury

- HMYOI Feltham (B) (separate site to the YCS YOI)

The YCS YOIs are:

- HMYOI Cookham Wood

- HMYOI Werrington

- HMYOI Feltham (A) (separate site to the 18-20 YOI)

- HMYOI Wetherby

Other establishments holding 18-20 year olds share facilities with older prisoners ('Dual designated prisons')

More information can be found on the 'Prisons and their resettlement providers' page on gov.uk: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/prisons-and-their-resettlement-providers

(2) The ‘non-criminal’ population comprises:

  • Those held on ‘immigration grounds’ – which includes:

- Those who have served their appropriate custodial term for a criminal offence but are then served with an IS91 ‘authorisation to hold on immigration detention grounds’ (held in prison awaiting deportation).

- Those whose sole offence is not having appropriate immigration paperwork, and so would be held in an Immigration Removal Centre (IRC).

  • A small number of individuals who are in prison for a civil ‘non-criminal’ offence, for example “Contempt of Court” or “Non-payment of Council Tax”.

(3) Part (i) of PQ75231 is of disproportionate cost to identify.

(4) Other offences include: 'non-burglary' Theft Offences, Criminal damage and arson, Possession of Weapons, Public order offences, Miscellaneous crimes against society, Fraud offences, Summary offences and 'Offence not recorded'.

Data sources and quality: The figures in these tables 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.

Grouped Questions: 75226 | 75227 | 75228 | 75229 | 75231 | 75232 | 75233
Q
Asked by Ms Lyn Brown
(West Ham)
Asked on: 16 July 2020
Ministry of Justice
Remand in Custody: Young People
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people aged (a) 18, (b) 19 and (c) 20 were held in custodial facilities where areas were shared with older prisoners for (i) breach of statutory order, (ii) domestic burglary, (iii) drugs, (iv) robbery, (v) sexual offences, (vi) violence against the person and (vii) other offences in 2019.
A
Answered by: Lucy Frazer
Answered on: 24 July 2020

Please see the below tables in response to PQ75226, PQ75227, PQ75228, PQ75229, PQ75230 and PQ75231:

PQ 75226: Prison population aged 18-20, by prison function and age; as at 30 June 2019, England & Wales

Sole-function under-21 YOIs(1)

Dual-designated prisons

Total

562

3,626

Age

18

160

795

19

191

1,236

20

211

1,595

PQ 75227: Prison population aged 18-20, by prison function, age and custody status; as at 30 June 2019, England & Wales

Sole-function under-21 YOIs(1)

Dual-designated prisons

Total

562

3,626

Remand

Age

18

7

324

19

0

323

20

0

314

Sentenced

Age

18

153

467

19

191

905

20

211

1,266

Non-criminal(2)

Age

18

0

4

19

0

8

20

0

15

PQ 75228: Prison population aged 18-20, by prison function, age and sex; as at 30 June 2019, England & Wales

Sole-function under-21 YOIs(1)

Dual-designated prisons

Total

562

3,626

Male

Age

18

160

775

19

191

1,193

20

211

1,543

Female

Age

18

0

20

19

0

43

20

0

52

PQ 75229: Prison population aged 18-20, by prison function, age and ethnicity group; as at 30 June 2019, England & Wales

Sole-function under-21 YOIs(1)

Dual-designated prisons

Total

562

3,626

White

Age

18

69

448

19

62

727

20

72

934

Black

Age

18

45

177

19

72

241

20

90

327

Asian

Age

18

28

68

19

28

128

20

18

161

Mixed

Age

18

12

76

19

18

102

20

24

137

Other ethnic group

Age

18

6

20

Not stated / Not recorded

Age

18

0

6

19

1

6

20

1

5

PQ 75230: Prison population aged 18-20, by prison function, age and 'Private / Public prison split'; as at 30 June 2019, England & Wales

Sole-function under-21 YOIs(1)

Dual-designated prisons

Total

562

3,626

Contracted Out ("Private")

Age

18

0

168

19

0

233

20

0

293

Public

Age

18

160

627

19

191

1,003

20

211

1,302

PQ 75231: Prison population aged 18-20, by prison function, age and offence group; as at 30 June 2019, England & Wales(3)

Sole-function under-21 YOIs(1)

Dual-designated prisons

Total

562

3,626

Burglary

Age

18

12

79

19

12

114

20

12

152

Drug Offences

Age

18

17

133

19

48

273

20

61

367

Robbery

Age

18

29

125

19

37

176

20

31

234

Sexual offences

Age

18

10

34

19

10

61

20

6

109

Violence against the person

Age

18

56

233

19

58

303

20

66

370

Other offences(4)

Age

18

36

191

19

26

309

20

35

363

In regard to PQ75232 and PQ75233, this information is not held centrally.

Offenders aged 18, 19 and 20 are sentenced to Detention in a Young Offender Institution (DYOI), however the dual designation of institutions as both HMP and YOI means the majority are held in establishment also holding adult prisoners aged 21 or over. Under dual designation, prisoners aged 18,19 and 20 do not share cells with adult prisoners, unless exceptional circumstance apply and on a case-by-case basis. Separation from adult prisoners in other areas of the prison varies by location (including separated wings). There are two designated YOIs for sentenced prisoners aged 18,19 and 20 (HMYOI Feltham (B) and HMYOI Aylesbury). As necessary, these prisoners from YOIs move to an adult prison when they turn 21.

Notes

(1) These figures include Sole-function YOIs and Youth Custody Service (YCS) YOIs. Sole-function YOIs hold solely 18-20 year olds and those that turn 21 who are due for imminent release or who are pending transfer into an adult prison

YCS YOIs hold 15-17 year olds and those that turn 18 who are due for imminent release or who are pending transfer into an 18+ YOI.

The ‘Sole-function YOIs' are:

- HMYOI Aylesbury

- HMYOI Feltham (B) (separate site to the YCS YOI)

The YCS YOIs are:

- HMYOI Cookham Wood

- HMYOI Werrington

- HMYOI Feltham (A) (separate site to the 18-20 YOI)

- HMYOI Wetherby

Other establishments holding 18-20 year olds share facilities with older prisoners ('Dual designated prisons')

More information can be found on the 'Prisons and their resettlement providers' page on gov.uk: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/prisons-and-their-resettlement-providers

(2) The ‘non-criminal’ population comprises:

  • Those held on ‘immigration grounds’ – which includes:

- Those who have served their appropriate custodial term for a criminal offence but are then served with an IS91 ‘authorisation to hold on immigration detention grounds’ (held in prison awaiting deportation).

- Those whose sole offence is not having appropriate immigration paperwork, and so would be held in an Immigration Removal Centre (IRC).

  • A small number of individuals who are in prison for a civil ‘non-criminal’ offence, for example “Contempt of Court” or “Non-payment of Council Tax”.

(3) Part (i) of PQ75231 is of disproportionate cost to identify.

(4) Other offences include: 'non-burglary' Theft Offences, Criminal damage and arson, Possession of Weapons, Public order offences, Miscellaneous crimes against society, Fraud offences, Summary offences and 'Offence not recorded'.

Data sources and quality: The figures in these tables 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.

Grouped Questions: 75226 | 75227 | 75228 | 75229 | 75230 | 75232 | 75233
Q
Asked by Ms Lyn Brown
(West Ham)
Asked on: 16 July 2020
Ministry of Justice
Remand in Custody: Young People
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people aged (a) 18, (b) 19, and (c) 20 were held in custodial facilities where areas were shared with older prisoners for terrorism offences in 2019.
A
Answered by: Lucy Frazer
Answered on: 24 July 2020

Please see the below tables in response to PQ75226, PQ75227, PQ75228, PQ75229, PQ75230 and PQ75231:

PQ 75226: Prison population aged 18-20, by prison function and age; as at 30 June 2019, England & Wales

Sole-function under-21 YOIs(1)

Dual-designated prisons

Total

562

3,626

Age

18

160

795

19

191

1,236

20

211

1,595

PQ 75227: Prison population aged 18-20, by prison function, age and custody status; as at 30 June 2019, England & Wales

Sole-function under-21 YOIs(1)

Dual-designated prisons

Total

562

3,626

Remand

Age

18

7

324

19

0

323

20

0

314

Sentenced

Age

18

153

467

19

191

905

20

211

1,266

Non-criminal(2)

Age

18

0

4

19

0

8

20

0

15

PQ 75228: Prison population aged 18-20, by prison function, age and sex; as at 30 June 2019, England & Wales

Sole-function under-21 YOIs(1)

Dual-designated prisons

Total

562

3,626

Male

Age

18

160

775

19

191

1,193

20

211

1,543

Female

Age

18

0

20

19

0

43

20

0

52

PQ 75229: Prison population aged 18-20, by prison function, age and ethnicity group; as at 30 June 2019, England & Wales

Sole-function under-21 YOIs(1)

Dual-designated prisons

Total

562

3,626

White

Age

18

69

448

19

62

727

20

72

934

Black

Age

18

45

177

19

72

241

20

90

327

Asian

Age

18

28

68

19

28

128

20

18

161

Mixed

Age

18

12

76

19

18

102

20

24

137

Other ethnic group

Age

18

6

20

Not stated / Not recorded

Age

18

0

6

19

1

6

20

1

5

PQ 75230: Prison population aged 18-20, by prison function, age and 'Private / Public prison split'; as at 30 June 2019, England & Wales

Sole-function under-21 YOIs(1)

Dual-designated prisons

Total

562

3,626

Contracted Out ("Private")

Age

18

0

168

19

0

233

20

0

293

Public

Age

18

160

627

19

191

1,003

20

211

1,302

PQ 75231: Prison population aged 18-20, by prison function, age and offence group; as at 30 June 2019, England & Wales(3)

Sole-function under-21 YOIs(1)

Dual-designated prisons

Total

562

3,626

Burglary

Age

18

12

79

19

12

114

20

12

152

Drug Offences

Age

18

17

133

19

48

273

20

61

367

Robbery

Age

18

29

125

19

37

176

20

31

234

Sexual offences

Age

18

10

34

19

10

61

20

6

109

Violence against the person

Age

18

56

233

19

58

303

20

66

370

Other offences(4)

Age

18

36

191

19

26

309

20

35

363

In regard to PQ75232 and PQ75233, this information is not held centrally.

Offenders aged 18, 19 and 20 are sentenced to Detention in a Young Offender Institution (DYOI), however the dual designation of institutions as both HMP and YOI means the majority are held in establishment also holding adult prisoners aged 21 or over. Under dual designation, prisoners aged 18,19 and 20 do not share cells with adult prisoners, unless exceptional circumstance apply and on a case-by-case basis. Separation from adult prisoners in other areas of the prison varies by location (including separated wings). There are two designated YOIs for sentenced prisoners aged 18,19 and 20 (HMYOI Feltham (B) and HMYOI Aylesbury). As necessary, these prisoners from YOIs move to an adult prison when they turn 21.

Notes

(1) These figures include Sole-function YOIs and Youth Custody Service (YCS) YOIs. Sole-function YOIs hold solely 18-20 year olds and those that turn 21 who are due for imminent release or who are pending transfer into an adult prison

YCS YOIs hold 15-17 year olds and those that turn 18 who are due for imminent release or who are pending transfer into an 18+ YOI.

The ‘Sole-function YOIs' are:

- HMYOI Aylesbury

- HMYOI Feltham (B) (separate site to the YCS YOI)

The YCS YOIs are:

- HMYOI Cookham Wood

- HMYOI Werrington

- HMYOI Feltham (A) (separate site to the 18-20 YOI)

- HMYOI Wetherby

Other establishments holding 18-20 year olds share facilities with older prisoners ('Dual designated prisons')

More information can be found on the 'Prisons and their resettlement providers' page on gov.uk: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/prisons-and-their-resettlement-providers

(2) The ‘non-criminal’ population comprises:

  • Those held on ‘immigration grounds’ – which includes:

- Those who have served their appropriate custodial term for a criminal offence but are then served with an IS91 ‘authorisation to hold on immigration detention grounds’ (held in prison awaiting deportation).

- Those whose sole offence is not having appropriate immigration paperwork, and so would be held in an Immigration Removal Centre (IRC).

  • A small number of individuals who are in prison for a civil ‘non-criminal’ offence, for example “Contempt of Court” or “Non-payment of Council Tax”.

(3) Part (i) of PQ75231 is of disproportionate cost to identify.

(4) Other offences include: 'non-burglary' Theft Offences, Criminal damage and arson, Possession of Weapons, Public order offences, Miscellaneous crimes against society, Fraud offences, Summary offences and 'Offence not recorded'.

Data sources and quality: The figures in these tables 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.

Grouped Questions: 75226 | 75227 | 75228 | 75229 | 75230 | 75231 | 75233
Q
Asked by Ms Lyn Brown
(West Ham)
Asked on: 16 July 2020
Ministry of Justice
Remand in Custody: Young People
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people aged (a) 18, (b) 19 and (c) 20 and who have (i) mental health issues, (ii) instances of recorded self-harm, (iii) made suicide attempts, (iv) drug or alcohol dependency, (v) history of being in local authority care, (vi) history of child sexual exploitation, (vii) history of child criminal exploitation and (vii) other sources of vulnerability were held in custodial facilities where areas were shared with older prisoners during 2019.
A
Answered by: Lucy Frazer
Answered on: 24 July 2020

Please see the below tables in response to PQ75226, PQ75227, PQ75228, PQ75229, PQ75230 and PQ75231:

PQ 75226: Prison population aged 18-20, by prison function and age; as at 30 June 2019, England & Wales

Sole-function under-21 YOIs(1)

Dual-designated prisons

Total

562

3,626

Age

18

160

795

19

191

1,236

20

211

1,595

PQ 75227: Prison population aged 18-20, by prison function, age and custody status; as at 30 June 2019, England & Wales

Sole-function under-21 YOIs(1)

Dual-designated prisons

Total

562

3,626

Remand

Age

18

7

324

19

0

323

20

0

314

Sentenced

Age

18

153

467

19

191

905

20

211

1,266

Non-criminal(2)

Age

18

0

4

19

0

8

20

0

15

PQ 75228: Prison population aged 18-20, by prison function, age and sex; as at 30 June 2019, England & Wales

Sole-function under-21 YOIs(1)

Dual-designated prisons

Total

562

3,626

Male

Age

18

160

775

19

191

1,193

20

211

1,543

Female

Age

18

0

20

19

0

43

20

0

52

PQ 75229: Prison population aged 18-20, by prison function, age and ethnicity group; as at 30 June 2019, England & Wales

Sole-function under-21 YOIs(1)

Dual-designated prisons

Total

562

3,626

White

Age

18

69

448

19

62

727

20

72

934

Black

Age

18

45

177

19

72

241

20

90

327

Asian

Age

18

28

68

19

28

128

20

18

161

Mixed

Age

18

12

76

19

18

102

20

24

137

Other ethnic group

Age

18

6

20

Not stated / Not recorded

Age

18

0

6

19

1

6

20

1

5

PQ 75230: Prison population aged 18-20, by prison function, age and 'Private / Public prison split'; as at 30 June 2019, England & Wales

Sole-function under-21 YOIs(1)

Dual-designated prisons

Total

562

3,626

Contracted Out ("Private")

Age

18

0

168

19

0

233

20

0

293

Public

Age

18

160

627

19

191

1,003

20

211

1,302

PQ 75231: Prison population aged 18-20, by prison function, age and offence group; as at 30 June 2019, England & Wales(3)

Sole-function under-21 YOIs(1)

Dual-designated prisons

Total

562

3,626

Burglary

Age

18

12

79

19

12

114

20

12

152

Drug Offences

Age

18

17

133

19

48

273

20

61

367

Robbery

Age

18

29

125

19

37

176

20

31

234

Sexual offences

Age

18

10

34

19

10

61

20

6

109

Violence against the person

Age

18

56

233

19

58

303

20

66

370

Other offences(4)

Age

18

36

191

19

26

309

20

35

363

In regard to PQ75232 and PQ75233, this information is not held centrally.

Offenders aged 18, 19 and 20 are sentenced to Detention in a Young Offender Institution (DYOI), however the dual designation of institutions as both HMP and YOI means the majority are held in establishment also holding adult prisoners aged 21 or over. Under dual designation, prisoners aged 18,19 and 20 do not share cells with adult prisoners, unless exceptional circumstance apply and on a case-by-case basis. Separation from adult prisoners in other areas of the prison varies by location (including separated wings). There are two designated YOIs for sentenced prisoners aged 18,19 and 20 (HMYOI Feltham (B) and HMYOI Aylesbury). As necessary, these prisoners from YOIs move to an adult prison when they turn 21.

Notes

(1) These figures include Sole-function YOIs and Youth Custody Service (YCS) YOIs. Sole-function YOIs hold solely 18-20 year olds and those that turn 21 who are due for imminent release or who are pending transfer into an adult prison

YCS YOIs hold 15-17 year olds and those that turn 18 who are due for imminent release or who are pending transfer into an 18+ YOI.

The ‘Sole-function YOIs' are:

- HMYOI Aylesbury

- HMYOI Feltham (B) (separate site to the YCS YOI)

The YCS YOIs are:

- HMYOI Cookham Wood

- HMYOI Werrington

- HMYOI Feltham (A) (separate site to the 18-20 YOI)

- HMYOI Wetherby

Other establishments holding 18-20 year olds share facilities with older prisoners ('Dual designated prisons')

More information can be found on the 'Prisons and their resettlement providers' page on gov.uk: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/prisons-and-their-resettlement-providers

(2) The ‘non-criminal’ population comprises:

  • Those held on ‘immigration grounds’ – which includes:

- Those who have served their appropriate custodial term for a criminal offence but are then served with an IS91 ‘authorisation to hold on immigration detention grounds’ (held in prison awaiting deportation).

- Those whose sole offence is not having appropriate immigration paperwork, and so would be held in an Immigration Removal Centre (IRC).

  • A small number of individuals who are in prison for a civil ‘non-criminal’ offence, for example “Contempt of Court” or “Non-payment of Council Tax”.

(3) Part (i) of PQ75231 is of disproportionate cost to identify.

(4) Other offences include: 'non-burglary' Theft Offences, Criminal damage and arson, Possession of Weapons, Public order offences, Miscellaneous crimes against society, Fraud offences, Summary offences and 'Offence not recorded'.

Data sources and quality: The figures in these tables 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.

Grouped Questions: 75226 | 75227 | 75228 | 75229 | 75230 | 75231 | 75232
Q
Asked by Philip Davies
(Shipley)
Asked on: 12 February 2020
Ministry of Justice
Prison Officers
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the ratio of prison officers to inmates in prisons in England and Wales was, by category of prison in each of the last five years.
A
Answered by: Lucy Frazer
Answered on: 25 February 2020

The table below sets out the overall ratios of total prison officers to prisoners by category of prison for the past 5 years (for public sector prisons).

The table demonstrates a positive trend, with increasingly more prison officers to prisoners over time. We have invested significantly in increasing staff numbers, recruiting an additional 4,581 (full time equivalent) prison officers between October 2016 and September 2019, surpassing our original target of 2,500.

During periods of prisoner unlock, the minimum number of staff on each residential unit is determined by ‘Safe, Decent and Secure Operating Levels’ (SDSOLs) which are agreed in each establishment. Several factors influence SDSOLs such as design and size of a residential unit, specialist functions or prisoner cohort.

Table 1 - Ratio of Band 3 to 5 prison officers1 to prisoners in public sector prisons, by category of prison2,3, as at 30th June for years 2015 to 2019

30 Jun 2015

30 Jun 2016

30 Jun 2017

30 Jun 2018

30 Jun 2019

Cluster

4.9

4.7

4.7

4.0

3.6

Female closed

2.4

3.4

3.2

3.0

2.6

Female local

2.8

2.3

2.9

2.3

2.3

Female open

4.2

3.9

3.4

3.4

3.1

Immigration Removal Centre

2.4

1.4

3.3

2.2

1.9

Male category B

3.8

3.8

3.8

3.3

3.1

Male category C

5.0

5.0

4.7

3.8

3.9

Male closed YOI

3.3

3.5

3.2

3.1

2.9

Male dispersal

1.8

1.7

1.7

1.5

1.6

Male local

4.1

4.1

3.8

3.0

2.8

Male open

7.5

8.0

8.3

7.9

8.3

Male open YOI4

2.5

2.9

2.9

2.8

2.9

Male YOI category C trainer4

1.5

2.4

2.5

2.2

2.0

Male YOI (ages 15-21)4

1.2

1.1

1.1

1.1

0.8

Male YOI (ages 15-17)4

1.6

1.6

1.9

1.3

1.1

Total

3.9

3.9

3.8

3.2

3.1

Notes

  1. Includes Band 3-4/ prison officers (including specialists), Band 4/ supervising officers and Band 5/ custodial managers. Only staff working in Prison and Youth Custody Service (YCS) establishments are included, and those working in HQ or other areas are excluded.
  2. Establishments are allocated to a category as it was at the latest date rather than the category as it was at the specific snapshot point of the table.
  3. Where an establishment holds different categories of prisoner it is not possible to disaggregate the staffing. All staff are allocated to the primary category of the establishment.
  4. YOIs under the YCS category are responsible for young people aged 10-17 years (although some individuals may turn 18 whilst in these establishments but may not move to the adult estate if they are very close to the end of their sentence) with the exception of Feltham which also holds young adults up to 21 years of age.

Q
Asked by Philip Davies
(Shipley)
Asked on: 10 February 2020
Ministry of Justice
Prisoners: Foreign Nationals
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many foreign national prisoners from each country were convicted of each offence type in the last year for which figures are available.
A
Answered by: Lucy Frazer
Answered on: 18 February 2020

Any foreign national who comes to our country and abuses our hospitality by breaking the law should be in no doubt of our determination to punish and deport them. More than 51,000 foreign national offenders have been removed from the UK since 2010, and in the last financial year more than 5,000 were removed from prisons, immigration removal centres, and the community.

The table attached provides the information on the offence types for foreign national prisoners.

Table (Excel SpreadSheet, 28.35 KB)
Q
(Leeds East)
[N]
Close

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Asked on: 03 September 2019
Ministry of Justice
Prisons
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Department’s press release of 9 November 2015, Prison building revolution announced by Chancellor and Justice Secretary relating to the 2015 Spending Review, how much of the Government's planned £1.3 billion capital investment to transform the prison estate has been spent since the 2015 Spending Review; which (a) new prisons have been successfully opened and (b) prisons have closed since the 2015 Spending Review; and how many (i) new prison places and (ii) additional prison places have been created since the 2015 Spending Review.
A
Answered by: Lucy Frazer
Answered on: 09 September 2019

Since the 2015 Spending Review we have:

  • opened HMP&YOI Berwyn, a new rehabilitative male prison in North Wales, in February 2017. As we build up to full occupancy this will provide 2106 places.

  • closed a total of four prisons (Holloway, Kennet, Glen Parva, and Blantyre House) and one immigration removal centre (IRC) (Dover) since October 2015. On 8 March this year we announced the sale of the former HMP&YOI Holloway site to social housing group Peabody in partnership with London Square Ltd

  • created new houseblocks in HMP Peterborough, HMP Parc, HMP The Mount, HMP Thameside and HMP Stocken which has delivered an additional 1,465 prison places.

Of the £1.3 billion planned capital investment, the total spent to date (i.e. to the end of July 2019) has been around £0.25 billion. This has been spent on the early stages of long-term projects including the building of the new prison at HMP Wellingborough and the start of work at Glen Parva. Significant further spend is expected in future years to complete these projects.

Q
(Bolton South East)
[N]
Close

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Asked on: 01 May 2019
Ministry of Justice
Ministry of Justice: Telephone Services
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 29 March 2019 to Question 235313 on Courts: Telephone Services, if he will publish a list of (a) every helpline operated by his Department and (b) the prefix of each such helpline.
A
Answered by: Lucy Frazer
Answered on: 09 May 2019

During 2014 extensive work was undertaken to transfer MoJ’s higher rate customer service lines into local rate numbers. Since that time the responsibility for these lines has been devolved to the ALBs and MOJ does not hold all this information centrally. Below include helplines operated by MoJ and its Executive Agencies including average call times where available.

Ministry of Justice

Prefix

Ave Call Time (Mar 19)

- Public Enquiry Line

0203

00:02:191

HMCTS

Prefix

Ave Call Time (Apr 2019)

- Divorce

0300

00:16:36

- Employment and Tax Tribunals

0300

00:05:42

- Family and Civil

0300

00:24:50

- Immigration and Asylum

0300

00:12:09

- London Magistrates

0300

00:10:06

- Money Claims

0300

00:09:05

- Probate

0300

00:05:29

- Single Justice System

0300

00:11:17

- Social Security Child Support

0300

00:15:19

- Video Hearings

0300

00:04:22

HMPPS

Prefix

Ave Call Time (Mar 19)

- Public Enquiry Line

01633

00:01:591

Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority

Prefix

Ave Call Time (2018/19)

- Customer Service Centre

0300

00:12:29

Office of the Public Guardian

Prefix

Ave Call Time

- Call Centre Helpline

0300

Not available

Legal Aid Agency

Prefix

Ave Call Time (Apr 2019)

- Crime Contact Centre

0300

00:07:47

- Civil Contact Centre

0300

00:08:02

- Civil Legal Advice

0345 / 08452

00:11:52

1 These do not include waiting times as this information is not held.

2 There is a recorded message on the 0845-number explaining the 0345 option for callers.

Grouped Questions: 249922
Q
(Bolton South East)
Asked on: 01 May 2019
Ministry of Justice
Ministry of Justice: Telephone Services
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what is the average time spent by callers on each of helplines run by his Department.
A
Answered by: Lucy Frazer
Answered on: 09 May 2019

During 2014 extensive work was undertaken to transfer MoJ’s higher rate customer service lines into local rate numbers. Since that time the responsibility for these lines has been devolved to the ALBs and MOJ does not hold all this information centrally. Below include helplines operated by MoJ and its Executive Agencies including average call times where available.

Ministry of Justice

Prefix

Ave Call Time (Mar 19)

- Public Enquiry Line

0203

00:02:191

HMCTS

Prefix

Ave Call Time (Apr 2019)

- Divorce

0300

00:16:36

- Employment and Tax Tribunals

0300

00:05:42

- Family and Civil

0300

00:24:50

- Immigration and Asylum

0300

00:12:09

- London Magistrates

0300

00:10:06

- Money Claims

0300

00:09:05

- Probate

0300

00:05:29

- Single Justice System

0300

00:11:17

- Social Security Child Support

0300

00:15:19

- Video Hearings

0300

00:04:22

HMPPS

Prefix

Ave Call Time (Mar 19)

- Public Enquiry Line

01633

00:01:591

Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority

Prefix

Ave Call Time (2018/19)

- Customer Service Centre

0300

00:12:29

Office of the Public Guardian

Prefix

Ave Call Time

- Call Centre Helpline

0300

Not available

Legal Aid Agency

Prefix

Ave Call Time (Apr 2019)

- Crime Contact Centre

0300

00:07:47

- Civil Contact Centre

0300

00:08:02

- Civil Legal Advice

0345 / 08452

00:11:52

1 These do not include waiting times as this information is not held.

2 There is a recorded message on the 0845-number explaining the 0345 option for callers.

Grouped Questions: 249921
Q
Asked by Rushanara Ali
(Bethnal Green and Bow)
Asked on: 24 April 2019
Ministry of Justice
Immigration: Appeals
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average timescale is for an immigration case to be heard at the First Tier Tribunal in the most recent period for which figures are available.
A
Answered by: Lucy Frazer
Answered on: 01 May 2019

The average waiting time from the receipt of an appeal to the hearing in the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) October 2018 to December 2018 was 39 weeks, 11 weeks shorter compared to the same period a year ago.

Between October 2018 and December 2018 34% of the 1,153 appeals determined by the Upper Tribunal were successful. This figure includes appeals brought by both individual appellants and the Home Office on a point of law.

Grouped Questions: 247076
Q
Asked by Rushanara Ali
(Bethnal Green and Bow)
Asked on: 24 April 2019
Ministry of Justice
Immigration: Appeals
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many appeals to the Upper Tribunal have been successful in the most recent period for which figures are available.
A
Answered by: Lucy Frazer
Answered on: 01 May 2019

The average waiting time from the receipt of an appeal to the hearing in the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) October 2018 to December 2018 was 39 weeks, 11 weeks shorter compared to the same period a year ago.

Between October 2018 and December 2018 34% of the 1,153 appeals determined by the Upper Tribunal were successful. This figure includes appeals brought by both individual appellants and the Home Office on a point of law.

Grouped Questions: 247073
Q
(Hendon)
Asked on: 18 April 2019
Ministry of Justice
Legal Aid Scheme
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will make it his policy to establish separate legal aid funds for (a) increasing access to justice for people in civil, criminal and legal aid cases and (b) political and human rights cases.
A
Answered by: Lucy Frazer
Answered on: 30 April 2019

Access to justice is a fundamental right and last year the government spent £1.6bn on legal aid.

Legal aid is available in a wide range of cases across different jurisdictions. This includes crime, family, housing, immigration, and areas where human rights may have been breached. In most of these areas, applicants have to satisfy statutory means and merits tests.

The legal aid fund is administered by the independent Legal Aid Agency, acting according to their statutory duty under the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012. Decisions on legal aid funding are made by the Director of Legal Aid Casework, who acts independently of Ministers.

We recently published the post-implementation review of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO). Alongside this we published the Legal Support Action Plan which outlines the steps the Government will be taking over the next two years to enhance the breadth of support to people experiencing legal problems. This includes delivering £5m in innovation funding to drive change across the sector, and doubling our funding to support litigants in person to £3m for each of the next two years.

Q
(South Shields)
Asked on: 11 April 2019
Ministry of Justice
Asylum: Children
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the timeline is for tabling an amendment to the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 which would grant legal aid to unaccompanied and separated children.
A
Answered by: Lucy Frazer
Answered on: 23 April 2019

We have committed to lay legislation to bring non-asylum immigration matters into the scope of legal aid for separated migrant children. Subject to parliamentary time allowing we will be laying this legislation in the coming months.

Q
Asked by Stephen Timms
(East Ham)
[N]
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Asked on: 26 March 2019
Ministry of Justice
Immigration: Ghana
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure that out-of-country appeals from Ghana are conducted fairly and without prejudice to an appellant’s case; and if he will make a statement.
A
Answered by: Lucy Frazer
Answered on: 01 April 2019

Proceedings in the First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) are managed in accordance with the Chamber Rules which provide flexibility for dealing with individual cases. The Rules give the Tribunal Judge wide case management powers in order to ensure that cases are dealt with fairly and justly whether in country or out of country.

Q
Asked by Stephen Timms
(East Ham)
[N]
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Asked on: 05 March 2019
Ministry of Justice
Immigration: Appeals
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many immigration appeals are pending in ETS-linked cases.
A
Answered by: Lucy Frazer
Answered on: 11 March 2019

Information on ETS-linked immigration appeals is not held centrally, and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

Q
Asked by Stephen Timms
(East Ham)
[N]
Close

Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 28 February 2019
Ministry of Justice
Immigration: Appeals
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many immigration appeals were (a) submitted and (b) determined in each of the last five years in relation to Home Office refusal, curtailment and removal decisions in ETS-linked cases.
A
Answered by: Lucy Frazer
Answered on: 05 March 2019

The information requested is not held centrally, and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

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