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2003( 3) 2004( 3) 2005( 3)
CNA( 2) Total occupation CNA( 2) Total occupation CNA( 2) Total occupation

Open prisons Male

Ford

541

524

541

515

541

518

Spring Hill

336

321

336

295

314

301

Hatfield(4)

Hewell Grange

175

172

175

164

176

170

Hollesley Bay

289

259

290

252

290

274

Kirkham

551

523

588

530

588

549

Leyhill

512

500

512

496

508

484

Moorland Open(4)

140

136

200

183

200

177

Morton Hall

North Sea Camp

307

292

307

284

306

290

Standford Hill

464

447

464

445

464

450

Sudbury

551

516

551

550

563

525

Wealston Open

331

362

330

297

330

270

Open prisons Female

Askham Grange

141

122

151

130

129

87

Drake Hall

East Sutton Park

88

96

88

91

88

94

Open Young Offender Institutions Male

Colchester

Hatfield(4)

Hollesley Bay

40

22

40

16

40

19

Moorland Open(4)

120

113

60

59

60

61

Thorn Cross

256

140

256

199

256

176

Open Young Offender Institutions Female

Drake Hall

East Sutton Park

6

3

6

4

6

2

(1 )The table does not include Welsh prisons. (2 )Certified Normal Accommodation, the total number of uncrowded places in the prison. (3 )As at June. (4 )Moorland Open was formerly Hatfield.

Mr. Bellingham: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which prisons fingerprint prisoners on entry; and if he will make a statement. [74011]

Mr. Sutcliffe: Policy on the taking of fingerprints is set out in the National Security Framework. Every prisoner convicted of a criminal offence, except those committed for the non-payment of a fine, should be fingerprinted upon first reception. Persons held under the Immigration Act 1971 must have their fingerprints taken if required for confirming their identity.

Fingerprinting will be undertaken normally at core local prisons which are: Altcourse, Bedford, Belmarsh, Birmingham, Blakenhurst, Bristol, Brixton, Brockhill, Bronzefield, Bullingdon, Cardiff, Chelmsford, Doncaster, Dorchester, Durham, Eastwood Park, Elmley, Exeter, Forrest Bank, Gloucester, Holloway, Holme House, Hull, Leeds, Leicester, Lewes, Lincoln, Liverpool, Low Newton, Manchester, New Hall, Norwich, Nottingham, Pare, Pentonville, Peterborough, Preston, Shrewsbury, Styal, Swansea, Wandsworth, Winchester, Woodhill, Wormwood Scrubs.

Mr. Bellingham: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the current state of industrial relations at HM Prison Wandsworth; and if he will make a statement. [74019]

Mr. Sutcliffe: Responsibility for the management of industrial relations is the concern of the director general of the Prison Service and the Wandsworth prisoner Governor. I have not made any assessment of the current state of industrial relations at Wandsworth. However, I am advised that there have been a number of industrial relations issues which have or are being addressed through the internal industrial relations disputes mechanism.

Mr. Bellingham: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the grading of the role of deputy governor at HM Prison Buckley Hall. [74021]

Mr. Sutcliffe: The current grading of the post of Deputy Governor at Buckley Hall prison is operational manager payband E. A manager with a higher grade and payband currently occupies the post but when it next becomes vacant it is expected that the post will be filled at payband E.

Mr. Bellingham: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the compatibility of the new work profile at HM Prison Wandsworth with that in the service level agreement defined under the performance testing exercise of 2004. [74035]

Mr. Sutcliffe: The governing governor commissioned the current reprofiling exercise at Wandsworth. The terms of reference for the project included maximising time out of cell and purposeful activity, the introduction of evening domestic visits and improved first night arrangements. All of which are in line with the prison’s service level agreement.

Mr. Bellingham: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the implementation of the new work profile at HM Prison Wandsworth; what assessment of staff opinion has been conducted; and what his response is to the consultation. [74036]

Mr. Sutcliffe: A joint Prison Officers’ Association (POA)/management working group has produced the new profiles. The process involved wide ranging discussion with all grades of staff involved with the changes. Following acceptance of the profiles by the governor and the verbal endorsement of them by the local POA committee chair, a workplace ballot of POA members has taken place. This ballot has resulted in the profiles being rejected. The governor is taking the matter forward using the Joint Industrial Relations Procedural Agreement process.

Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many escapes there were from
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Leyhill Open Prison in each quarter from 1990 to 1998; what original offences were committed by each person who escaped; and if he will make a statement. [75043]

Mr. Sutcliffe: Data on absconds is not available before 1997. Details of the original offences committed by absconders from Leyhill open prison is only available for 1998 in the period asked for. The details are provided in the following table.

Original offences committed by absconders from Leyhill prison in 1998
1998 Original offence Number

January-March

Robbery

Grievous bodily harm

2

1

April-June

Burglary

Robbery

Murder

Taking and driving away

Handling stolen goods

3

1

1

1

1

July-September

Grievous bodily harm

Theft

Arson

Rape

Handling stolen goods

Sec40

2

1

1

1

1

1

October-December

Burglary

Murder

Robbery

Grievous bodily harm

Handling stolen goods

2

2

1

1

1

Total

24


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