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Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) value and (b) start date was of each private finance initiative project approved by his Department in each of the last three financial years. 
Margaret Moran: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when the courts will begin to make restraining orders on acquittal under section 12 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004. 
Section 12 of the Domestic Violence Crime and Victims Act 2004 will enable courts to impose restraining orders on those convicted of any offence, and also on those who are acquitted for any offence. This will mean that restraining orders will be available in a much wider range of cases.
We are currently working with the Ministry of Justice on the resource implications of this provision. When we have resolved this issue, we will be in a position to agree a timetable for the implementation of this section of the Act.
As a part of the Civil Service Reform agenda applications from outside the Civil Service and from all sections of the community are encouraged. External recruitment support may be used to facilitate this.
Mr. Bellingham: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many inmates have been detained within the Ibis Unit at HM Young Offender Institution Feltham in each of the last 36 months; and if he will make a statement. 
| Note: YP means young person aged 15-17. YA means young adult aged 18-21.|
Mr. Bellingham: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the criteria are for determining whether an inmate at HM Young Offender Institution Feltham should be placed within the Ibis Unit; when these criteria were last reviewed; and if he will make a statement. 
Maria Eagle: HMPYOI Feltham follows the national policy set out in Prison Service Order 1700 (Segregation) when determining whether an offender should be located on Ibis Unit. A full review of PSO 1700 is currently in its latter stages. The last review was completed in November 2003. Adjudications (including decisions on whether to segregate as a punishment) are conducted in accordance with the requirements of PSO 2000 (The Prison Discipline Manual).
Mr. Bellingham: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the volume of contraband in HM Prison Norwich in each of the last 36 months; and if he will make a statement. 
From 1 January 2005 to 31 December 2007 there were 208 drugs finds and 149 mobile phones finds at Norwich prison. The figures are broken down by month in the following table. As the table demonstrates there has been a decrease in drug finds year on year from 86 in 2005 to 52 in 2007. The assessment is that the reduced number of drug finds has coincided with a drop in the Positive Mandatory Drug Testing rate at Norwich to 5.67 per cent. (April 2007January 2008), which indicates that a significant
proportion of drugs coming into the establishment are being intercepted. Norwich has strategies in place to maximise mobile phone finds, and the number of such finds suggests the strategy is generating some success. It is not Prison Service policy to disclose details of individual establishment strategies for intercepting contraband.
|Drug and mobile phone finds from January 2005 to December 2007|
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