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Mr. Hanson: The available information provided in the table relates to prisons in England and Wales. Information about prisons in Scotland and Northern Ireland is the responsibility of the Scottish Executive and Northern Ireland Office respectively.
|Officer grade staff in public sector Prison Service and Contracted Prisons in England and Wales( 1,2,3,4)|
|As at 31 March:||Officers|
|(1 )Figures include both publicly and privately managed prison establishments but not secure training centres.|
(2) Figures are provided on a headcount basis, i.e. a part-time officer counts as one.
(3) Figures relate to prison officers, senior officers and principal officers within the public sector Prison Service and prison custody officers within contracted prisons.
(4) Officers employed within public sector Prison Service Headquarters are included.
(5) Data for private sector prisons are not available for 1996 and incomplete for 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2005.
(6 )Data are not available for private sector prisons. The total as at 31 March 2007 has been used as a best estimate of the figure as at 31 July 2007.
Mr. Bone: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the starting salary of a prison officer was in 1997 in (a) monetary and (b) real terms; and what the starting salary of prison officers was as at 1 September. 
Mr. Hanson: Prison officer starting salary was £14,791 in 1997 and £17,744 on 1 September 2007. A new entrant prison officer on starting salary in 1997 will have received increases in the period 1997 to 1 November 2007 to take them to £27,530, an increase of 86.1 per cent. in monetary terms and 58.6 per cent. in real terms.
Mr. Bellingham: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether there has been a race impact assessment of the HM Prison Service policy on managed appointments; and if he will make a statement. 
Bridget Prentice: No impact assessment on the HM Prison Service managed appointments policy has been undertaken. The list of the functions and policies considered to be relevant to the general statutory duty to promote race equality is kept under regular review, and the latest programme of areas for impact assessment is reflected in the Prison Service Associate Race Equality Scheme Annual Report.
Mr. Hanson: The Ministry of Justice and the Youth Justice Board do not hold the exact information requested but figures are available on the number of young people released from custody as part of the Detention and Training Order (DTO). This has been the main custodial sentence for young people since April 2001 and will make up the majority of young people released from imprisonment. The DTO has been designed so that half of the sentence is served in custody and the other half under supervision in the community. The aim of the DTO is to provide a clear focus on planned and constructive use of time spent in custody and effective supervision and support after release. This includes a strong emphasis on training and rehabilitation throughout.
Mr. Garnier: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many new prison places have (a) been made available and (b) been put out of use since 21 July 2006; and in which prisons these places were located. 
East Sutton Park
Mr. Garnier: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners, sentenced to indeterminate sentences for public protection, are accommodated in prisons which do not run the rehabilitative programmes such prisoners are required to complete before they can be considered for release. 
Mr. Hanson: A review undertaken in August 2007 indicated that approximately 120 prisoners serving indeterminate sentences for public protection (IPPs) were in prisons which do not provide accredited offending behaviour or drug treatment programmes. This equated to approximately 4 per cent. of the IPP population and includes those newly sentenced and waiting allocation. The situation will of course change daily as prisoners move. Whether an individual requires a programme, and if so, which programme, will depend upon the assessment of their risk and needs. Not all prisons provide the same programmes.
Mr. Wills: The table shows the available figures for the two year re-offending rate for adult offenders in England and Wales in the first quarter of each year. It shows the proportion of these offenders who committed a proven offence within two years of their release from prison or the commencement of a community sentence.
|Two year re-offending rate (percentage)|
Figures for earlier years are not comparable with these data. Further information is available in the most recent Statistical Bulletin on adult re-offending which can be found at the following addresses:
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