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Young Offenders

Miss McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) assaults on officers and (b) other assaults took place at Her Majesty's Young Offenders Institution Wetherby was in (i) 1999–2000 and (ii) 2000–01. [145651]

Paul Goggins: The numbers of assaults on staff, on trainees and on others at Wetherby for each of the two years are shown in the table below. The figures held for assaults on staff do not distinguish how many of the assaults were on Prison Officers specifically.

The figures for serious assaults, i.e. those resulting in the victim receiving medical treatment, are shown in brackets.

Figures for serious assaults

Number of assaults on staffNumber of assaults on traineesNumber of assaults on others
April 1999 to March 200024 (0)119 (4)2 (0)
April 2000 to March 200145 (2)84 (2)6 (0)

Dr. Vis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps are being taken to ensure six hours of purposeful activity and a minimum of 10 hours out of cell per day for child prisoners held in segregation. [145095]

Paul Goggins: Children held in segregation units in young offender institutions must be given access to education, training, work and physical education. They will be given as much access to those and other out-of-cell activities as is practicable, taking into account the reasons for the segregation and the risks in each case as well as the facilities and resources available locally.