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Mr. Oaten: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether penalties are imposed on contracted out prisons for exceeding overcrowding limits. [202997]

Paul Goggins: Each of the nine contracts for prisons managed by the private sector under the private finance initiative contain provision for penalising the contractor financially if the agreed overcrowding limit is exceeded. The contracts for two further prisons, HMP Doncaster and HMP Wolds, which are operated by the private sector following a market test, do not contain this provision.

Mrs. Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department who the governor of each prison is; how old each will be on 1 January 2005; on what date each joined the Prison Service; how long each has been a governor; and when each is expected to retire. [203723]

Paul Goggins: The names of governors in public sector prisons, their length of service as governing governor and their start date with the Prison Service is contained in the following table. Staffing information for privately managed prisons is considered commercial in confidence and is therefore not included. The information requested about age and retirement is considered personal information and could only be provided with the consent of the individuals concerned.
Governing governor as at
8 December 2004
Current establishment.Total time as governing governor in monthsStart date in Prison Service
Mike KirbyAcklington11126 May1980
Mel JonesAlbany3223 September 1985
Chris Di PaoloAshwell924 September 1984
Dawn ElaineAskham Grange3922 October 1990
David KennedyAylesbury4912 March 1979
Guy BaulfBedford1015 July 1985
Geoff HughesBelmarsh6528 September 1981
Mike ShannBirmingham798 May1967
Ferdie ParkerBlakenhurst185 October 1987
Kieron TaylorBlantyre House217 August 1981
Teresa ClarkeBlundeston2022 November 1990
Tom WatsonBrinsford4629 April 1974
Mick BellBristol434 April 1977
John PodmoreBrixton491 September 1985
Barbara TreenBrockhill3110 October 1983
Sue MorrisonBuckley Hall3228 September 1981
Sue SaundersBullingdon313 April 1989
Mukhtar PoselayBullwood Hall321 August 1972
Bob BennettCamp Hill876 July 1968
Helen RinaldiCanterbury3214 January 1985
Paul TidballCardiff9327 September 1976
Matt SpencerCastington1116 November 1987
Nick EvansChannings Wood9227 September 1976
Steve RodfordChelmsford1625 July 1988
Paul McDowellColdingley1129 May1990
Ed TullettCookham Wood1225 April 1979
Claudia SturtDartmoor1721 September 1992
Alan TallentireDeerbolt248 May1984
Steve HollandDorchester3230 September 1991
Val WhitecrossDover2528 September 1981
Peter DawsonDownview91 October 1984
John HuntingdonDrake Hall1625 February 1980
Mike NewellDurham1055 August 1974
Robin CarterEast Sutton Park701 March 1983
Tim BeestonEastwood Park6722 October 1984
Norma KingEdmunds Hill315 August 1988
Chris BartlettElmley5523 September 1985
Clive BroomEriestoke1418 January 1988
Amy RiceEverthorpe2011 September 1995
lan MulhollandExeter3414 May1990
Mike BoltonFeatherstone5529 May1984
Andrew CrossFeltham5012 August 1985
Fiona RadfordFord1323 September 1985
Paddy Scriven[Foston Hall9529 October 1973
Phil CoppleFrankland571 October 1990
Bob MullenFull Sutton7527 September 1982
Bob McColmGarth391 August 1975
Rannoch DalyGartree951 August 1972
Brian EdwardsGlen Parva343 January 1972
David ChalmersGloucester4420 May1974
Peter BennettGrendon5126 September 1983
Barry GreenberryGuys Marsh4722 October 1984
Carole DraperHaslar101 September 1984
Sue McCullaghHaverigg2116 November 1981
Alison GommeHewell Grange6822 September 1980
Sian WestHighdown6130 June 1987
Sue DoolanHighpoint5328 September 1981
Jayne BlakeHindley6128 October 1974
Michael WoodHollesley Bay239 September 1974
Tony HassallHolloway3725 June 1990
Mick LeesHolme House9312 February 1979
Steve TilleyHull462 October 1978
Elaine JonesHuntercombe3519 March 1979
John RobinsonKingston561 November 1982
Steve LawrenceKirkham217 May1985
Alan RicherKirklevington3028 September 1982
Derek HarrisonLancaster Castle141 January 1991
Terry WilliamsLancaster Farms1820 July 1992
Terry HinchliffeLatchmere House7710 February 1969
lan BlakemanLeeds2325 September 1989
Steve TurnerLeicester1528 April 1975
Eoin McLennan-MurrayLewes1425 September 1978
Richard BootyLeyhill6523 September 1985
Lynne SaundersLincoln821 September 1992
Martin WardLindholme4425 March 1974
Julia MorganUttlehey4725 September 1978
Cathy James .Liverpool6022 October 1984
Nick LeaderLong Lartin4023 September 1985
Vacant/AdvertisedLow Newton
Jane GalballyMaidstone7727 September 1976
Chris SheffieldManchester6829 September 1980
Jacqui TilleyMoorland2420 December 1980
Damian EvansMorton Hall616 September 1992
Sara SnellNew Hall4725 September 1989
K BeaumontNorth Sea Camp7729 September 1980
Bill ShawNorthallerton379 July 1979
James ShanleyNorwich278 August 1983
Wendy Sinclair-GiebenNottingham229 June 98
Alison PerryOnley823 September 1985
Steve MetcalfParkhurst5112 October 1970
Gareth DaviesPentonville1221 January 1980
Steve TwinnPortland223 September 1968
Alan BrownPreston2927 March 1972
Phil WraggRanby2920 July 1987
Pauline BryantReading78 December 1986
Paul NorburyRisley4728 September 1982
Stephen O'ConnellRochester330 March 1987
Brian RitchieSend2327 September 1971
Bryan McAlley Suspended (Suzy Dymond-Whlte t/p D)Shepton Mallet436 September 1979
Louise TaylorStafford5328 September 1981
John WilsonStandford Hill138 May1978
Moira BarlettStocken1529 September 1980
Peter SmallStoke Heath1113 August 1990
Steve HallStyal1025 September 1989
Chris DavidsonSudbury7526 September 1977
Tony RobsonSwaleside6628 September 1982
Phil TaylorSwansea2231 July 1978
Peter KnaptonSwinfen Hall295 May1975
Paul WailenThe Mount9724 September 1973
Mike CookThe Verne6624 September 1979
Give ChattertonThorn Cross48 September 1975
Phil MorganUsk/Prescoed198 August 1977
Dave ThompsonWakefield3825 February 1980
Jim HeavensWandsworth6424 September 1984
Stuart RobinsonWarren Hill5430 September 1968
Governor in post 9 January 2005Wealstun
Denise CalvertWeare6723 September 1985
Jim LewisWellingborough2612 May1986
Frank FlynnWerrington236 September 1976
Paul FoweatherWetherby108 September 1985
Viv HartWhatton7226 September 1983
Martin LomasWhitemoor1923 September 1985
Cathy AllisonWinchester3929 September 1986
Edd WillettsWoodhill5629 September 1980
Luke SerjeantWormwood Scrubs5010 October 1983
Alan ScottWymott6726 September 1983

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Mrs. Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offenders were held in prison awaiting deportation at 1 December, broken down by (a) those who have been awaiting deportation for (i) one week, (ii) two to four weeks, (iii) four to eight weeks, (iv) eight to 12 weeks and (v) more than 12 weeks and (b) nationality. [203734]

Mr. Browne [holding answer 13 December 2004]: Information on the number of people who were detained in prison establishments awaiting deportation after completion of a criminal sentence is not available.

Work is on-going to improve the quality of data held on those people detained under Immigration Act powers in Prison Service establishments.

Sandra Gidley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what criteria were used when making the decision to allow advertisements in Prison
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Catering by HM Prison Service; what revenue was raised from advertising in the last issue; and what the total cost was of the publication of that issue. [203893]

Paul Goggins: The "Prison Catering' magazine was a partnership arrangement between the Prison Service and Cost Sector Catering magazine published by Dewberry Boyes. The magazine was published and distributed in support of the Prison Services national catering workshop. The aim was to promote, to a wider public sector audience, some of the work and challenges being taken forward and tackled within Prison Service catering.

The criteria for advertisements set by the Prison Service required all advertisers to either hold a government contract or deliver to a government contract. Publication of the magazine was at no cost to the public purse and no income was generated for the
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Prison Service. The cost of the publication was borne by the publishers who also received the revenue raised from advertising. In addition to the publication Dewberry Boyes also organised the workshop venue.

Tom Cox: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many London prisons have a visitor centre that provides child care facilities; and if he will make a statement. [204100]

Paul Goggins: Supervised child care facilities are provided in the main visits area at Belmarsh, Holloway, Pentonville and Wormwood Scrubs. Wandsworth provides seating in booths where prisoners, their partners and children can enjoy a visit in an area that has been specially designed to meet the needs of young children. The feasibility of providing a crèche is under consideration at Feltham.

Mrs. Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department who is responsible for taking the final decision on the location for the building of new prisons. [204421]

Paul Goggins: The Secretary of State for the Home Department makes the final decision on the location of new prisons, subject to the planning process.

Mr. Robathan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions in the last year for which figures are available an individual in the (a) Prison Service, (b) Probation Service and (c) Metropolitan Police has been suspended for dishonestly claiming an allowance; and how many were reinstated after repaying the money. [204424]

Paul Goggins [holding answer 13 December 2004]: From the information held centrally by the Prison Service, no member of staff has been suspended for dishonestly claiming an allowance. For the National Probation Service, this information is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

In the Metropolitan Police, and from information available, one member of staff has been dismissed and has not been reinstated. Additionally one has also been reprimanded in relation to dishonestly claiming non police allowances.

Mrs. Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) why the Prison Service did not accept the recommendation of the review of the installation of sprinklers that sprinklers should be installed in all prisons and detention centres; [199794]

(2) what criteria are used to decide whether sprinkler equipment should be installed in prisons and detention centres; [199791]

(3) if he will estimate (a) how long it would take and (b) how much it would cost to install sprinkler equipment in all prisons and detention centres; [199798]

(4) how many prisons are fitted with sprinkler equipment; and which areas of each prison are protected by the sprinkler system. [199790]

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Paul Goggins: The only formal review that the Prison Service is aware of relating to sprinklers was in respect of Immigration Centres. In the light of this review the Prison Service undertook technical assessments and testing of non-ligature secure sprinkler heads, as part of a continuing review of fire safety in the prison estate. No conclusions have yet been reached.

An independent Fire Safety Survey and Review is currently being undertaken on behalf of the Prison Service by the Building Research Establishment (Fire) across the prison estate (public and private) which will include an assessment of the suitability, or otherwise, of sprinkler systems and other appropriate fire detection/management systems.

The cost and time to install sprinklers is dependent upon the availability of the cell areas in which sprinklers would be installed. An initial Prison Service estimate of the cost to provide sprinklers is in excess of £125 million, Owing to population pressures and the need for major decanting and relocation of prisoners to facilitate a national installation programme installation would take many years, possibly several decades.

The Weare (a floating facility with shore facilities) is the only prison establishment fitted with sprinklers in accommodation areas. Many other establishments have sprinkler systems installed in high-risk areas, which include parts of kitchens and parts of workshops.

Mrs. Gillan: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many vacancies there were in each prison establishment for (a) prison officers and (b) other prison staff as at 1 November. [199558]

Paul Goggins: The most recent information on staff vacancies against operational staffing requirement is at 30 September 2004. For each public sector prison establishment this is contained in the following table. The figures represent a snapshot of staffing at establishment level and do not take into account new staff who were still in the recruitment process on 30 September.
Staff vacancies at prisons and young offender institutes at30 June 2003(100)

EstablishmentOfficers gradesOther staff
Askham Grange-2-3
Blantyre House-3
Buckley Hall-4
Bullwood Hall-10
Camp Hill-3
Channings Wood-2
Cookham Wood-4
Drake Hall-7
East Sutton Park-1
Eastwood Park-5-34
Edmunds Hill-12-19
Foston Hall-10-21
Full Button-11-25
Glen Pan/a-15-14
Guys Marsh-4-2
Hewell Grange-2
High Down-16
Hollesley Bay-0-2
Holme House-1-16
Kirklevington Grange-0
Lancaster Farms-7-5
Latch mere House-4-2
Long Lartin-13-14
Low Newton-5
Morton Hall
New Hall-9-3
North Sea Camp-2-10
Ran by-14
Shepton Mallet-2-4
Standford Hill-1-9
Stoke Heath-18
Swinfen Hall-15-19
The Mount-11-6
The Verne
Thorn Cross-1
Warren Hill-8-2
Wormwood Scrubs-14

(100) Figures do not take into account all new staff who were still in the recruitment at 30 September 2004

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Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has for private companies who run prisons in England and Wales to be given additional responsibilities, including enhanced disciplinary powers. [204891]

Paul Goggins: In the Management of Offenders and Sentencing Bill we are proposing to transfer to directors of private prisons additional powers concerning the segregation, control and punishment of prisoners.

We also propose minor changes to the search and detention powers of a Prison Custody Officer, giving them broadly equivalent powers to public sector prison officers.
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