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Mr. Heath: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the cost of each contracted-out prison has been (a) per prison place and (b) per prisoner in each of the last five years. [188239]

Maria Eagle: Information on the cost per prison place and per prisoner in each contracted prison is provided in the following table. Information has previously been published on the Prison Service website in the annual accounts 2002-03, the NOMS website in the office for contracted prisons statement of performance for 2004-05 and 2005-06 and the pre-audited financial information for contracted and commercial SLA prisons 2006-07. Information for the financial year 2003-04 was previously provided in a written ministerial statement.

£
2006-07 2005-06 2004-05 2003-04 2002-03
Cost per place Cost per prisoner Cost per place Cost per prisoner Cost per place Cost per prisoner Cost per place Cost per prisoner Cost per place Cost per prisoner

Altcourse (DCMF)

55,108

32,947

51,763

33,141

50,848

32,488

53,322

32,871

52,369

32,786

Ashfield (DCMF)

49,960

54,304

48,669

60,025

41047

59,032

33,568

49,144

24,130

36,806

Bronzefield(1) (DCMF)

47,045

50,285

44,490

47,774

(2)

(2)

(2)

(2)

(2)

(2)

Doncaster (MO)

27,828

19,312

26,417

18,999

24,942

17,627

24,769

1,7205

24,971

17,163

Dovegate (DCMF)

29,048

28,619

29,043

28,684

28,826

27,919

27,424

27,779

30,639

32,519

Forest Bank (DCMF)

29,097

22,212

28,420

22,269

27,359

21,479

27,229

21,697

26,027

20,599

Lowdham Grange (DCMF)

27,264

25,447

25,981

25,576

25,677

25,375

25,802

24,912

26,110

25,413

Parc (DCMF)

44,080

34,914

39,976

33,742

38,577

32,859

41,281

33,193

37,830

32,115

Peterborough(3 )(DCMF)

31,319

30,626

(2)

(2)

(2)

(2)

(2)

(2)

(2)

(2)

Rye Hill (DCMF)

24,577

24,455

24,538

24,954

24,003

22,538

24,892

22,767

23,505

21,504

Wolds (MO)

25,221

21,638

20,855

23,258

21,507

20,572

21,861

19,700

24,635

19,170

(1) HMP Bronzefield opened during 2004-05, part year information was excluded from the analysis.
(2) Not open.
(3) HMP Peterborough opened during 2005-06, part year information was excluded from the analysis.
Note:
(DCMF): Design, Construct, Manage and Finance.
(MO): Manage Only.

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Prisons: Coroners

Ms Keeble: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much was spent by his Department on legal representation and advice on each coroner’s case into a death in prison service establishments (including secure training centres) in each of the last four years. [193411]

Maria Eagle: Inquests into deaths in prison custody are inquisitorial fact-finding processes, heard by a Coroner with a jury. The information is not available in the requested format but HM Prison Service’s legal costs since April 2004 are as provided in the following table. They include the costs of the Treasury Solicitor, Counsels’ fees and other disbursements. Comparable legal costs in respect of secure training centres are mostly incurred by the private companies that run the centres.

Prison service inquest costs
£

2004-05

901,000

2005-06

1,547,000

2006-07

1,670,000

2007-08

1,962,000

Total

6,080.000


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Rape: Convictions

Mr. Hayes: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many people (a) were convicted of rape and not given a custodial sentence between 1992 and April 1997 and (b) have been so convicted and not given a custodial sentence since May 1997; [188499]

(2) how many people convicted of rape in the last three years were (a) under 18, (b) 19 to 25, (c) 26 to 35, (d) 36 to 45, (e) 46 to 55, (f) 56 to 65 and (g) 66 years and over; [188570]

(3) how many convictions for rape there were in (a) 2005, (b) 2006 and (c) 2007; and how many charges of rape were brought in each year; [188607]

(4) what percentage of people prosecuted for rape were convicted of that offence in (a) 2005, (b) 2006 and (c) 2007. [188608]

Maria Eagle: The information requested is in the following table. The number of offenders convicted of rape who can be detained indefinitely more than tripled between 2004 and 2006. The figures include those convicted of an offence of rape, under section 1 of the sexual offences Act 2003, and those convicted of an offence of rape of a child under 13, under section 5 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003.

Charging information is not held by my Department.

Court proceedings data for 2007 will be available in the autumn of 2008.

Number of persons proceeded against at magistrates courts, convicted at all courts for rape offences, broken down by age group, and the percentage of persons prosecuted who were found guilty of rape in England and Wales for the years 2004 to 2006( 1,2,3,4)
Proceeded against Found guilty Percentage prosecuted who were found guilty
Age group 2004 2005 2006 2004 2005 2006 2004 2005 2006

10-17

254

305

229

30

73

71

12

24

31

18

98

100

101

8

18

23

8

18

23

19-25

567

534

532

148

127

142

26

24

27

26-35

591

648

556

141

144

167

24

22

30

36-45

512

553

486

148

171

188

29

31

39

46-55

233

247

235

96

75

90

41

30

38

56-65

146

112

129

45

59

55

31

53

43

66 and over

52

59

67

28

27

18

54

46

27

Total

2,453

2,558

2,335

644

694

754

26

27

32

(1) These data are on the principal offence basis.
(2) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.
(3) Includes the following statute: The Sexual Offences Act 2003, Sections 1 and 5.
(4) The Sexual Offences Act 2003 came into force on 1 May 2004.
Source:
Court proceedings database held by RDS Office for Criminal Justice Reform—Ministry of Justice
Our ref: PQ 188570, 188607 and 188608 (table 1)

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