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Mr. Shaw: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people arrived from South Africa and took advantage of their eligibility to live in the United Kingdom in (a) 1999 and (b) 2000. 
Angela Eagle: Information on the total number of South Africans given leave to enter the United Kingdom is given in the table. The following categories are those which identify passengers who are eligible to remain in the United Kingdom for more than six months:
|Work permit holders and their dependants||4,360||5,360|
|Accepted for settlement on arrival(39)||200||110|
|Other categories eligible for admission for more than six months(40)||15,700||11,700|
|Refugees, exceptional leave cases and their dependants(41)||10||(42)|
|Categories given short-term admission up to six months and passengers returning after a temporary absence abroad||325,000||394,000|
(38) South African citizens with a United Kingdom born grandparent taking or seeking employment
(39) Excludes asylum related cases given indefinite leave to enter
(40) Excludes exceptional leave cases given leave to enter
(41) Excluding such persons given temporary admission
(42) Negligible ie 5 or fewer
Data rounded to three significant digits; because of this the sum of the constituent items may not agree with the total shown.
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Matthew Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will place in the Library a list of the individuals who are excluded from entering Britain because exclusion orders have been served on them, specifying in each case the date on which the order was served and the reason for which the order was served. 
Angela Eagle: It is Home Office policy not to reveal any individual's immigration status to a third party. I am unable, therefore, to provide a list of named individuals who are currently excluded from the United Kingdom.
The Home Secretary's personal power to exclude is used carefully to ensure the protection of public order, national security, and for purposes of foreign relations. In the year 2000 26 people were excluded. Since 1990 a total of 297 people have been excluded.
Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will make a statement on the rationale for the transfer of responsibility for purchasing and commissioning prison education services from governors; 
Beverley Hughes: Contracts for prison education services are due to run until 2004. Under these arrangements, prison governors retain the responsibility for commissioning and purchasing services. The prisoner Learning and Skills Unit based at the Department for Education and Skills will be reviewing mechanisms for funding, procurement and delivery of education and training. The outcomes of this review will determine where responsibility will lie after 2004.
Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) NVQs and (b) other nationally recognised qualifications have been achieved by prisoners in each year since 1997. 
Beverley Hughes: Last year, over 60,000 certificates were awarded to prisoners for units of attainment leading to nationally recognised qualifications, including nearly 12,500 full qualifications at basic skills level 2. No reliable information is available on the achievement of National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) specifically, or for qualifications achieved in the period before 2000. The Prisoners' Learning and Skills Unit located in the Department for Education and Skills will be implementing new procedures next year to capture this kind of information.
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Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offending behaviour courses have been completed by prisoners (a) nationally, (b) in the southern area and (c) in Isle of Wight prisons, for each year since 1997, expressed (i) in total and (ii) per 1,000 prisoners. 
Beverley Hughes: The total number of accredited offending behaviour programmes (OBPs) completed by prisoners (a) nationally, (b) in the south of England and (c) in Isle of Wight (IoW) prisons since 19971998, and per 1,000 prisoners are set out in the tables.
|Total OBPs||Thames Valley and Hampshire||IoW prisons|
|Total OBPs||Thames Valley and Hampshire||IoW prisons|
South of England data have been derived by summing the ten establishments in the Prison Service area Thames Valley and Hampshire. The prisons on the Isle of Wight are HMP Albany, HMP Camp Hill and HMP Parkhurst.
Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many category C prisoners are held in category B establishments (a) nationally, (b) in the southern area and (c) in Isle of Wight prisons (i) in total and (ii) per 1,000 prisoners. 
|England and Wales||Within the Southern Area||On the Isle of Wight(43)|
|Number of category C Prisoners held in category B prisons(44)||14,053||1,117||91|
|Number of category C prisoners held in category B prisons per 1,000 prisoners held in category B prisons||385||335||107|
(44) Category B prisons include adult male local and adult male category B training prisons
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Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research has been conducted to identify the incidence of drug-induced psychosis among mentally ill prisoners; and if he will make a statement. 
Beverley Hughes: We do not know of any research that has been conducted specifically to identify the incidence of drug-induced psychosis among mentally ill prisoners in England and Wales. Information about rates of psychosis in the prison population as a whole is contained in the report, "Psychiatric Morbidity Among Prisoners", published by the Office For National Statistics in 1998.
Beverley Hughes: In 1992, the Prison Service introduced the current sentence planning arrangements for non-life-sentenced prisoners. Sentence plans are now prepared for all adult prisoners serving sentences of 12 months or more (with at least six months to serve post sentence) and all young offenders with at least one month to serve post sentence. Life sentenced prisoners have their own sentence planning system. Juveniles (under 18s) have equivalent training plans.
The Prison Service sentence planning system is designed to co-ordinate the efforts of different individuals and agencies involved with the prisoner. It is used to help prepare prisoners for safe release and to make best use of the prisoner's time. It does this by encouraging them to address the reasons for their offending behaviour and by giving planned experience of work, training and education. Targets are set and progress reviewed at specified intervals. All prisoners involved in sentence planning are subject to a period of supervision under licence by the probation service after release.
Short-sentence prisoners, not covered by sentence planning, are still subject to various assessments. All prisoners have a health care assessment on reception and then, during induction, staff will begin to assess prisoners for drug treatment needs, education and resettlement needs.
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