David Burnside: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many and what percentage of participants in the Northern Ireland Prison Service Young Offenders' Centres Positive Steps Programme have completed the programme; and how many have gone through more than one programme. 
Mr. Pearson: 635 Young Offenders have thus far participated in the Northern Ireland Prison Service Young Offenders' Centres Positive Steps Programme. Approximately 84 per cent. have completed the Programme and a further 16 per cent. are in the process of completion. 36 have completed both the Cognitive Behaviour Programme and the Drugs Education Programme. None of the course participants have re-entered the programme.
David Burnside: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the reconviction rate for young offenders in Hydebank Wood young offenders centre has been in each year since 2000 for (a) all inmates, broken down by remand and sentenced prisoners and (b) those inmates participating in Northern Ireland prison service drug programmes. 
Mr. Pearson: Information on the reconviction rate for young offenders at Hydebank Wood, including those who have been attending prison service drugs programmes is not available at present. The Northern Ireland Office is intending to publish a statistical and research bulletin on 22 February 2005 entitled Adult Reconviction in Northern Ireland 2001.