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|(1) No information provided by contractor.|
(2) Not yet opened.
(3) Information provided by HMP Parc is for the number of prison custody officers (PCOs) staff who joined to fill vacancies.
1. Where an establishment has recorded a surplus of staff this has been shown as zero in the table.
2. HMP Bronzefield did not open until 2004
3. HMP Peterborough did not open until 2005.
4. Where information is not available it is due to information not being obtainable because of the variations in computer systems used by contracted companies.
|Private sector prison service establishmentsprojected prison custody officer vacancies|
|(1) No information provided.|
Figures for 2007 are projections of vacancies that may be available and are subject to change.
Mr. Wilshire: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many convicted prisoners in England and Wales are foreign nationals; and what percentage of the total number of convicted prisoners this represents. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: There were 8,328 convicted foreign national prisoners detained in prisons in England and Wales at the end of January 2007. This represents 12 per cent. of the total number of convicted prisoners detained.
These figures have been drawn from administrative data systems. Although care is taken when processing and analysing the returns, the detail collected is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system.
|Total number of deaths for prisoners aged over 65 years|
Mr. Mullin: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the (a) resources available to prisons to provide drug misuse rehabilitation and (b) number of prisoners requiring this treatment. 
Data on the number of prisoners requiring drug treatment are not recorded in the way requested. Instead, prisons rely on epidemiological data which show that, on average, approximately 55 per cent. of prisoners report a serious drug problem prior to prison, with 80 per cent. reporting some prior misuse.
The following table shows the number of prisoners who have benefited from drug treatment over the past two years (for which full-year data are available). Individual prisoners may engage in more than one form of treatment:
|(1 )Of which 8,709 juvenile/YPSMS element.|
Mr. Mullin: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the proportion of prisoners in need of mental health care who should be treated in secure NHS facilities. 
Although large numbers of people in prison have a diagnosed mental disorder(s), most do not meet the criteria for detention set out in the Mental Health Act 1983. Those prisoners who are assessed as being too ill to remain in prison are already being transferred to a hospital setting appropriate to their care and security needs.
In 2006, 31 per cent. more prisoners with mental illness too severe for prison were transferred to hospital than in 2002up to 941 from 722. There has also been a significant decrease in the number of people waiting over 12 weeks for a transfer. In the quarter ending December 2006, 38 prisoners were waiting, down from 62 in the quarter ending June 2005.
Mr. Mullin: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether NHS patients' complaints procedures have been available for use by prisoners since the NHS assumed responsibility for prison health. 
Mr. Sutcliffe: In April 2006, the NHS assumed responsibility for the provision of primary healthcare services in all publicly run prison establishments. Under this responsibility, prisoners in England and Wales are able to access the NHS complaints procedure.
Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate the Government have made of the number of people who may come to the UK seeking work from (a) Romania and (b) Bulgaria in 2007. 
Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 9 March 2007, Official Report, column 2329W, on secure accommodation: young offenders, what measures are (a) in place and (b) under consideration to create contingency places in the Youth Justice secure estate; how many places each measure is expected to create; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Sutcliffe [holding answer 23 March 2007]: The Youth Justice Board has been developing extra capacity in the secure estate for children and young people in response to recent increased demand and has added 342 additional places since April 2004. On 22 March, 237 available places in the estate were unoccupied.
the Board is exploring the possibility of purchasing more places at Feltham YOI - which is in an area of high population demand. If this can be achieved, some places elsewhere in the estate would be made over to the over-18 estate. There would be a net increase of 24 under-18 places;
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