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The figures include the cost of all prisoner journeys in the London and south east contract area as to separate the escort of prisoners from police stations to prisons from the invoiced total could be achieved only at disproportionate cost.

Incorrect figures for the cost of escorting prisoners to and from courts were previously given in answer to the hon. and learned Member for Harborough on 31 January 2008, Official Report, column 572W.

Prisoners: Training

Mr. Grieve: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) which companies were contracted by his Department to provide training for (a) prisoners and (b) prison staff in each of the last five years; [251182]

(2) what his Department’s expenditure on companies contracted to train (a) prisoners and (b) prison staff has been in each of the last five years. [251183]

Mr. Straw: Training for prisoners is largely undertaken in house through courses run by prison service instructors. These courses enable prisoners to achieve vocational qualifications in areas including prison industries, catering, horticulture and gymnasium and are designed to assist prisoners gaining employment on release.


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Training to support reducing reoffending and resettlement initiatives for prisoners are provided by the suppliers detailed as follows. The expenditure is included.


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Fiscal year Contractor Expenditure (£)

2004-05

APEX Charitable Trust Ltd.

29,286

Changing Tunes

1,221

Connexions, Cheshire and Warrington Ltd.

363,716

DWP, Job Centre Plus

570,145

FPWP Hibiscus

40,050

NACRO

1,541,861

New Bridge

76,483

PC Solutions and Support Ltd.

212

Prison Fellowship England and Wales

15,632

Shelter

162,205

SOVA

1,851,429

St. Giles Trust

295,626

The Foundation Training Company

645,455

Wigan Council

157,971

Grand total

5,751,291

2005-06

APEX Charitable Trust Ltd.

143,784

Changing Tunes

1,221

Connexions, Cheshire and Warrington Ltd.

1,319,810

DWP, Job Centre Plus

192,140

FPWP Hibiscus

79,871

NACRO

1,683,002

New Bridge

90,491

PC Solutions and Support Ltd.

2,564

Prison Fellowship England and Wales

187,570

Shelter

467,948

SOVA

2,513,675

St. Petrock’s (Exeter) Ltd.

15,200

St. Giles Trust

529,774

The Foundation Training Company

858,349

Wigan Council

393,655

YMCA (Partnerships in Prisons)

57,612

Grand total

8,536,665

2006-07

APEX Charitable Trust Ltd.

59,209

Changing Tunes

3,571

Connexions, Cheshire and Warrington Ltd.

1,119,512

DWP, Job Centre Plus

188,308

FPWP Hibiscus

96,797

Multiscreen Channel

117,247

NACRO

1,042,486

NCH

2,421

New Bridge

38,562

Norwich and Norfolk Racial Equality Council

285

PC Solutions and Support Ltd.

114,395

Prison Fellowship England and Wales

223,148

Shelter

538,091

SOVA

3,606,892

St. Petrock’s (Exeter) Ltd.

25,000

St. Giles Trust

557,537

The Foundation Training Company

845,940

Wigan Council

444,754

YMCA (Partnerships in Prisons)

145,543

Grand total

9,169,697

2007-08

APEX Charitable Trust Ltd.

43,996

Changing Tunes

6,347

Connexions, Cheshire and Warrington Ltd.

100,899

CXL

21,761

DWP, Job Centre Plus

46,559

FPWP Hibiscus

132,137

Multiscreen Channel

71,075

NACRO

276,779

NCH

1,831

New Bridge

46,715

Norwich and Norfolk Racial Equality Council

51,000

PC Solutions and Support Ltd.

81,456

Prison Fellowship England and Wales

293,950

Shelter

605,238

SOVA

3,943,928

St. Petrock’s (Exeter) Ltd.

23,900

St. Giles Trust

668,196

The Foundation Training Co.

1,103,240

Wigan Council

1,039,051

YMCA (Partnerships In Prisons)

259,877

Grand total

8,817,934

2008-09

APEX Charitable Trust Ltd.

36,696

Changing Tunes

12,736

Connexions, Cheshire and Warrington Ltd.

4,824

CXL

38,259

DWP, Job Centre Plus

21,487

FPWP Hibiscus

137,805

Multiscreen Channel Ltd.

73,255

NACRO

123,576

NCH

185

Newbridge

61,031

Norwich and Norfolk Racial Equality Council

813

PC Solutions and Support Ltd.

148,673

Prison Fellowship England and Wales

253,810

Prison Radio Association

12,485

Shelter

521,469

SOVA

1,163,931

St. Petrock’s (Exeter) Ltd.

27,560

St. Giles Trust

595,943

The Foundation Training Company

1,180,387

YMCA (Partnerships in Prisons)

242,180

Grand total

4,657,105


The following table details the companies contracted to provide training for prison staff and spend for each of the last five years.


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