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Personal Injury

Mr. Bellingham: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the impact of referral fees on the personal injury claims process; and if he will make a statement. [182141]

Mr. Bellingham: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he plans to publish the responses to the consultation on case track limits and the claims process for personal injury claims; and if he will make a statement. [182142]

Bridget Prentice: I refer the hon. Gentlemen to my answer of 24 January 2008, Official Report, column 2208W.

Powers of Attorney: Elderly

Mr. Paice: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what timing targets have been set for the Office of the Public Guardian to respond to (a) correspondence and (b) requests for an interim order to enable assets of an elderly person to be handled. [181755]

Bridget Prentice: The targets set for the Office of the Public Guardian and Court of Protection are set out in the Service Standards booklet which is available from the Office of the Public Guardian website.

The Office of the Public Guardian’s commitment is to respond to 95 per cent. to correspondence (including letters, faxes and e-mails) within 15 working days of receipt.

The Office of the Public Guardian does not have a separate service standard in respect of requests for an interim order to enable assets of an elderly person to be handled but we would expect to place any request for interim directions before a Court of Protection Judge within 10 days of receipt.

Prison Accommodation

Nick Herbert: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the planned capacity of the prison estate in England and Wales is in each year to 2014. [178711]

Mr. Straw: The following table shows the current projected useable operational capacity of the prison estate in December of each year from 2008 to 2014.

Year (December) Useable operational capacity( 1)

2008

84,800

2009

86,200

2010

91,300

2011

93,300

2012

93,800

2013

93,800

2014

96,300

(1) Nearest 100.

Prisoners

Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average amount of time spent doing exercise each week by (a) young offenders and (b) adult prisoners was in each prison in the last 12 months. [180376]


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Maria Eagle: The average weekly physical education and recreational sports activity per prisoner for each establishment during 2006-07 and 2007-08 (provisional to December) is shown in the following table. Data are not available to differentiate between adults and young offenders for those establishments that hold both.

These figures do not include any other time that prisoners may take exercise.

Prison rule (No. 29) requires that

The reality is that some adult prisoners choose not to participate in PE.

The table of figures in the answer has been calculated using the total (average) prison population for each establishment—not the number of prisoners that actually participate, which significantly reduces the average figure for those that choose to participate. Data are not available to show the levels of participation at each establishment.

Participation is subject to a number of factors including the type of prisoner held, the facilities available and personal choice.


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Average weekly PE and recreational sport hours per prisoner
Type Establishment name Establishment type 2006-07 2007-08( 1)

Adult

Acklington

Category C

1.56

2.20

Adult

Albany

Category B

2.06

2.79

Adult

Altcourse

Male Local

3.78

3.75

Adult

Ashwell

Category C

4.96

5.21

Adult

Askham Grange

Female Open

0.72

1.72

Adult

Bedford

Male Local

1.84

1.98

Adult

Belmarsh

Male Local

1.58

1.38

Adult

Birmingham

Male Local

1.40

1.46

Adult

Blakenhurst

Male Local

2.81

2.08

Adult

Blantyre House

Semi Open

3.61

3.92

Adult

Blundeston

Category C

3.22

4.10

Adult

Bristol

Male Local

1.59

1.52

Adult

Brixton

Male Local

0.32

0.99

Adult

Brockhill

Category C

2.24

4.34

Adult

Bronzefield

Female Local

2.13

3.51

Adult

Buckley Hall

Category C

2.42

2.24

Adult

Bullingdon

Male Local

2.14

2.32

Adult

Bullwood Hall

Category C

0.88

1.39

Adult

Camp Hill

Category C

2.28

2.14

Adult

Canterbury

Category C

4.08

4.31

Adult

Cardiff

Male Local

1.50

1.52

Adult

Channings Wood

Category C

1.02

1.89

Adult

Chelmsford

Male Local

3.16

2.53

Adult

Coldingley

Category C

1.76

2.09

Adult

Cookham Wood

Female Closed

0.51

1.01

Adult

Dartmoor

Category C

1.83

2.00

Adult

Doncaster

Male Local

1.73

1.76

Adult

Dorchester

Male Local

2.45

2.84

Adult

Dovegate

Category B

2.41

1.93

Adult

Downview

Female Closed

2.93

2.67

Adult

Drake Hall

Semi Open

1.95

2.80

Adult

Durham

Male Local

1.64

1.76

Adult

East Sutton Park

Female Open

0.19

0.10

Adult

Eastwood Park

Female Local

0.50

0.85

Adult

Edmunds Hill

Category C

2.08

2.48

Adult

Elmley

Male Local

1.76

1.80

Adult

Erlestoke

Category C

2.33

2.63

Adult

Everthorpe

Category C

2.37

2.49

Adult

Exeter

Male Local

1.83

1.90

Adult

Featherstone

Category C

2.55

2.50

Adult

Ford

Male Open

3.85

3.90

Adult

Forest Bank

Male Local

8.85

9.98

Adult

Foston Hall

Female Closed

0.76

1.79

Adult

Frankland

Dispersal

2.09

2.25

Adult

Full Sutton

Dispersal

2.76

2.86

Adult

Garth

Category B

2.20

1.98

Adult

Gartree

Category B

2.12

1.71

Adult

Gloucester

Male Local

1.67

2.20

Adult

Grendon

Category B

1.38

1.81

Adult

Guys Marsh

Category C

2.56

3.08

Adult

Haverigg

Category C

3.25

2.74

Adult

Hewell Grange

Male Open

3.67

4.99

Adult

High Down

Male Local

1.53

1.73

Adult

Highpoint

Category C

1.58

1.87

Adult

Hollesley Bay

Male Open

3.26

3.33

Adult

Holloway

Female Local

2.06

2.25

Adult

Holme House

Male Local

1.88

2.22

Adult

Hull

Male Local

1.29

1.41

Adult

Kennet

Category C

n/a

5.58

Adult

Kingston

Category B

2.92

3.92

Adult

Kirkham

Male Open

4.21

3.63

Adult

Kirklevington

Semi Open

3.15

2.80

Adult

Lancaster

Category C

3.54

3.17

Adult

Latchmere House

Semi Open

3.44

1.49

Adult

Leeds

Male Local

1.08

1.16

Adult

Leicester

Male Local

2.66

3.02

Adult

Lewes

Male Local

2.13

1.97

Adult

Leyhill

Male Open

3.63

4.49

Adult

Lincoln

Male Local

1.27

0.90

Adult

Lindholme

Category C

2.77

2.92

Adult

Littlehey

Category C

2.21

2.05

Adult

Liverpool

Male Local

1.33

1.42

Adult

Long Lartin

Dispersal

2.45

3.31

Adult

Low Newton

Female Local

1.03

1.63

Adult

Lowdham Grange

Category B

2.78

1.57

Adult

Maidstone

Category C

1.66

1.60

Adult

Manchester

Male Local

1.19

1.09

Adult

Moorland

Category C

3.76

3.98

Adult

Morton Hall

Semi Open

2.61

3.10

Adult

Mount

Category C

1.94

2.24

Adult

New Hall

Female Local

1.63

1.85

Adult

North Sea Camp

Male Open

3.25

4.17

Adult

Norwich

Male Local

1.27

1.98

Adult

Nottingham

Male Local

2.66

2.50

Adult

Onley

Category C

3.51

3.33

Adult

Parc

Male Local

0.36

2.91

Adult

Parkhurst

Category B

2.02

1.92

Adult

Pentonville

Male Local

0.92

1.29

Adult

Peterborough

Male Local

3.25

1.25

Adult

Preston

Male Local

2.36

2.09

Adult

Ranby

Category C

2.97

2.91

Adult

Risley

Category C

2.26

1.99

Adult

Rye Hill

Category B

2.07

1.88

Adult

Send

Female Closed

1.99

1.51

Adult

Shepton Mallet

Category C

1.85

1.95

Adult

Shrewsbury

Male Local

1.56

1.54

Adult

Stafford

Category C

3.07

3.32

Adult

Standford Hill

Male Open

1.55

1.80

Adult

Stocken

Category C

3.71

2.02

Adult

Styal

Female Local

2.10

2.14

Adult

Sudbury

Male Open

3.37

3.14

Adult

Swaleside

Category B

2.19

2.59

Adult

Swansea

Male Local

1.56

2.46

Adult

Usk/Prescoed

Category C

2.15

2.28

Adult

Verne

Category C

2.09

1.58

Adult

Wakefield

Dispersal

1.72

1.92

Adult

Wandsworth

Male Local

1.29

1.58

Adult

Wayland

Category C

3.16

3.97

Adult

Wealstun

Category C

2.60

2.48

Adult

Wellingborough

Category C

1.86

2.24

Adult

Whatton

Category C

2.39

2.56

Adult

Whitemoor

Dispersal

2.34

2.01

Adult

Winchester

Male Local

1.57

1.92

Adult

Wolds

Category C

2.34

2.14

Adult

Woodhill

Male Local

1.68

1.50

Adult

Wormwood Scrubs

Male Local

1.97

1.43

Adult

Wymott

Category C

1.70

1.90

Juvenile

Ashfield

Male Juvenile

4.05

3.50

Juvenile

Huntercombe

Male Juvenile

3.88

5.62

Juvenile

Warren Hill

Male Juvenile

3.31

3.04

Juvenile

Werrington

Male Juvenile

4.20

3.84

Juvenile

Wetherby

Male Juvenile

3.46

3.58

Young Offender

Aylesbury

Male Closed YOI

3.47

3.65

Young Offender

Brinsford

Male Closed YOI

2.87

2.61

Young Offender

Castington

Male Closed YOI

3.22

2.65

Young Offender

Deerbolt

Male Closed YOI

3.44

3.98

Young Offender

Feltham

Male Closed YOI

4.25

3.43

Young Offender

Glen Parva

Male Closed YOI

2.63

2.71

Young Offender

Hindley

Male Closed YOI

3.11

3.88

Young Offender

Lancaster Farms

Male Closed YOI

2.88

2.54

Young Offender

Northallerton

Male Closed YOI

3.34

3.40

Young Offender

Portland

Male Closed YOI

2.62

2.20

Young Offender

Reading

Male Closed YOI

3.14

3.27

Young Offender

Rochester

Male Closed YOI

1.90

2.79

Young Offender

Stoke Heath

Male Closed YOI

4.54

3.38

Young Offender

Swinfen Hall

Male Closed YOI

3.67

3.52

Young Offender

Thorn Cross

Male Open YOI

7.30

8.04

(1) Provisional year to date—subject to ongoing validation.

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