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Police (Assaults)

Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many policemen have been hospitalised following assaults while on active duty in each of the last five years. [5226]

Hazel Blears: The information requested is not collected centrally.


Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many additional prison places have been provided, and at what cost, in each of the last six years; what the average cost of building a new prison place is; and if he will make a statement. [4611]

Fiona Mactaggart: The number of prison places provided in each financial year since 2000–01, and the cost of providing these places, is provided in the table. These figures include both expansions at existing establishments and the construction of new prisons.

The average cost for providing these prison places is £99,839, also including both the costs of capacity expansions at existing prisons and the construction of new prisons.
Annex A

Number of places providedCost (£ million)

(34)The number of places for 2005–06 includes all places currently scheduled for delivery during 2005–06. Full details of costs for 2005–06 are not yet available.

Helen Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many young people were held in adult prisons on the latest date for which figures are available. [2725]

Fiona Mactaggart [holding answer 9 June 2005]: On 30 April 2005 there were 3,287 young persons aged under 21. This includes some 21-year-olds who have not yet been reclassified as adults held in prison establishments which also hold adults, as recorded on the Prison Service IT system.

John Battle: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to change the maximum length of prison sentence that can be passed by a magistrate; and if he will make a statement. [1722]

Fiona Mactaggart: The maximum custodial penalty a magistrate can pass is currently six months for a single offence; the Criminal Justice Act 2003 increases this to 12 months. Implementation will be in September 2006.

Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has plans to penalise the contractors at HMP Rye Hill following its recent inspection and controller reports. [3874]

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Fiona Mactaggart: Recent events, including the forthcoming HMIP inspection report of HMP Rye Hill, will be given due consideration by the Office for Contracted Prisons in deciding whether to penalise the contractor for failing to deliver against the contract. All available options will be considered, including the imposition of financial penalties.

Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for the HomeDepartment how many instances of the finding of illicit alcohol there were at Rye Hill Prison during 2004–05 [3876]

Fiona Mactaggart: A total of 72 finds of illicit alcohol (fermenting liquid) were reported at HMP Rye Hill during the 2004–05 financial year.

Private Finance Initiative

Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the private finance initiative and public private partnership projects his Department is undertaking; and what the status of each is. [2372]

Mr. Charles Clarke: The table lists the private finance initiative and public private partnership projects which the Home Department is currently engaged and their status.
Home Office PFI/PPP projects

Commissioning body/project nameSignedOperational
Home Office/IT 2000 (Sirius)YesYes
Youth Justice Board/STC Cookham Wood (Medway)YesYes
Youth Justice Board/STC HassockfieldYesYes
Youth Justice Board/STC Rainsbrook (Onley) ExpansionYesYes
Youth Justice Board/STC Oakhill ExpansionYesYes
STC HMP and YOI Ashfield/HMPSYesYes
Prison Service/HMP AltcourseYesYes
Prison Service/HMP AshfordYesYes
Prison Service/HMP DovegateYesYes
Prison Service/HMP Forest BankYesYes
Prison Service/HMP Lowdham GrangeYesYes
Prison Service/HMP PareYesYes
Prison Service/HMP PeterboroughYesYes
Prison Service/HMP Rye HillYesYes
Prison Service/QuantumYesYes
Passport Service/PASS ProjectYesYes
Home Office/Home Office Central London Accommodation Strategy (2 Marsham Street)YesYes
Prison Service/HES 1YesYes
Prison Service/HES 2YesYes

Probation Service/Resources

Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what ratio of staff to clients is operated by the London Probation Service; and if he will make a statement. [2865]

Fiona Mactaggart: For every operational member of staff there are 60 offenders of whom 25 will be in prison and 35 in the community.

Mr. Oaten: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to target probation resources at (a) high risk and (b) very high risk offenders. [4994]

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Fiona Mactaggart: The National Offender Management Model, sent to all probation areas in January, embodies the principle that resources should follow risk and, in particular, that greater resources should be devoted to those offenders who are assessed as being of high and very high risk of re-offending and of causing harm to the public. There is a tiering framework that helps offender managers to allocate offenders to the appropriate level of risk and resource.

All probation areas are required to implement the Model and have it fully operational for all community sentences by March 2006. The Model will then be used for all custodial sentences by March 2008.

The Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA), established by the Criminal Justice and Courts Services Act 2000 to reduce the serious re-offending behaviour of sexual and violent offenders and to protect the public, also embody the principle that resources follow risk.

Publication Costs

David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department has spent on producing publications in each year since 1997. [7006]

Mr. Charles Clarke: The amount spent by the Home Office on the printing of publications was:

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The costs provided are those recorded centrally by the Home Office Communication Directorate. These are printing costs only. Other costs involved in production e.g. design, artwork have not been recorded centrally.

Data are not available before 1999 as prior to this date, publications spend was not recorded centrally.

Rape Crisis Organisations

Mr. Paul Goodman: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many rape crisis organisations, and other organisations helping female survivors of sexual violence, received funding from his Department in (a) 2001, (b) 2002, (c) 2003 and (d) 2004; and how much each organisation received . [1519]

Fiona Mactaggart: The Home Office funded the rape crisis federation, an umbrella body for some 43 local rape crisis groups, from April 2001 until its closure in November 2003. Funding in the financial years between 2001 and 2004 was as follows:
(a) 2001–02406,000
(b) 2002–03432,000
(c) 2003–04209,800

In 2004 additional funding of £4 million over two financial years was placed in the victims fund to support the development of services for victims of sexual offending. In 2004–05 financial year, 45 organisations received funding to provide a range of community-based services to male and female victims of sexual violence. Of those, 34 organisations provide women-only or gender-neutral services. Details of victims fund awards for the 2004–05 financial year are set out in the table.
Victims fund—2004–05 grant funding


Client Group
Awarded funding (£)
Breaking FreeWomen victims and survivors of childhood sexual abuse10,284
CIS'tersFemale adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse23,350
Colchester Rape Crisis Line (CRCL)Female victims of sexual violence35,450
Cornwall Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (CRASAC)All victims of sexual violence and abuse8,120
Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (CRASAC)Female victims of sexual violence and abuse4,910
Croydon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support CentreAll survivors of rape and/or childhood sexual abuse27,080
Doncaster Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling CentreAll victims of sexual violence (aged 14 plus)3,066
East Kent Rape LineFemale victims of sexual violence9,688
Family MattersAll victims of childhood sexual abuse5,752
Grimsby and Scunthorpe Rape CrisisAll adult victims of sexual violence6,102
Helping Everyone Abused Live (HEAL)All victims of childhood sexual abuse10,286
The Jigsaw ProjectAll victims of sexual violence9,975
Lilith ProjectWomen experiencing violence14,329
Merseyside Rape and Sexual Abuse CentreFemale victims of sexual violence12,672
National Association for People Abused in Childhood
Adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse15,000
New PathwaysAll victims of sexual violence16,500
The NIA ProjectFemale victims of physical/sexual violence8,960
North West Wales Rape and Sexual Abuse Support
All victims of sexual violence7,685
One in FourAdult victims of sexual violence24,993
The Quetzal ProjectFemale victims of sexual abuse46,000
Rape Crisis Co-ordination Group (RCCG)All victims of sexual violence18,200
Rape and Sexual Violence ProjectAll victims of sexual violence12,500
Rights of WomenFemale victims of sexual violence and abuse21 ,000
Sexual and Domestic Abuse and Rape Advice CentreAll victims of sexual or domestic violence18,036
Sheffield Women's Counselling and Therapy ServiceFemale victims of childhood sexual abuse.12,500
Southampton Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Counselling
Service (SRC)
All victims of sexual violence3,700
South Essex Rape and Incest Crisis Centre (SERICC)Female victims of sexual violence (aged 13 plus)31,520
The Survivors TrustRepresents specialist voluntary sector organisations32,800
Warrington Rape and Sexual Abuse CentreAll victims of sexual violence5,995
Warrington Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (linked with
above recommendation)
All victims of sexual violence7,745
Women's Counselling ServiceFemale victims of sexual violence2,000
Women's Counselling and Therapy Service LeedsAdult female survivors of childhood sexual abuse670
Women and Girls NetworkFemale victims of sexual, physical or emotional violence31,700
Women's Support NetworkFemale victims of domestic/sexual violence19,450
Worcestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre
Adult female victims of sexual violence23,439

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