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Prisons: Dagenham

Jon Cruddas: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what plans there are for providing emergency service access to the proposed prison at Beam Park West; [276047]

(2) how many prison service vehicles will require access to the Beam Park West site on a daily basis. [276049]

Mr. Straw: Emergency service access to the proposed prison at Beam Park West will be considered during the design process.

This prison would be a closed prison, holding category B or C prisoners. It is not intended that it should hold any category A (high security) prisoners, nor category D prisoners (low security, open prison). However, no decisions have yet been made on the function of the proposed prison. We are therefore currently unable to estimate how many HMPS vehicles will require access to the site each day.

Prior to the submission of planning permission, a public exhibition will be held detailing the proposals.

Remand Centres

Lynne Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which premises in each primary care trust area have been approved for holding those on remand. [276019]

Mr. Hanson: The following table shows those prisons in England and Wales that hold prisoners on remand and their corresponding Primary Care Trusts and in Wales their Local Health Boards.


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Prison with Remand Function PCT/Local Health Board

Altcourse

Liverpool PCT

Ashfield

South Gloucestershire PCT

Bedford

Bedfordshire PCT

Belmarsh

Greenwich Teaching PCT

Birmingham

Heart of Birmingham Teaching PCT

Brinsford

South Staffordshire PCT

Bristol

Bristol PCT

Brixton

Lambeth PCT

Bronzefield

Surrey PCT

Bullingdon

Oxfordshire PCT

Cardiff

Cardiff Local Health Board

Castington

Northumberland Care Trust

Chelmsford

Mid Essex PCT

Cookham Wood

Medway PCT

Doncaster

Doncaster PCT

Dorchester

Dorset PCT

Downview

Surrey PCT

Durham

County Durham PCT

Eastwood Park

South Gloucestershire PCT

Elmley

Eastern and Coastal Kent PCT

Exeter

Devon PCT

Feltham

Hounslow PCT

Forest Bank

Salford PCT

Foston Hall

Derbyshire County PCT

Glen Parva

Leicestershire County and Rutland PCT

Gloucester

Gloucestershire PCT

Hewell

Worcestershire PCT

Highdown

Surrey PCT

Hindley

Ashton, Leigh and Wigan PCT

Holloway

Islington PCT

Holme House

Stockton-on-Tees Teaching PCT

Hull

Hull Teaching PCT

Lancaster Farms

North Lancashire Teaching PCT

Leeds

Leeds PCT

Leicester

Leicester City PCT

Lewes

East Sussex, Downs and Weald PCT

Lincoln

Lincolnshire Teaching PCT

Liverpool

Liverpool PCT

Long Lartin

Worcestershire PCT

Low Newton

County Durham PCT

Manchester

Manchester PCT

New Hall

Wakefield District PCT

Norwich

Norfolk PCT

Nottingham

Nottingham City PCT

Parc

Bridgend Local Health Board

Parkhurst

Isle of Wight NHS PCT

Pentonville

Islington PCT

Peterborough

Peterborough PCT

Preston

Central Lancashire PCT

Reading

Berkshire West PCT

Shrewsbury

Shropshire County PCT

Stoke Heath

Shropshire County PCT

Styal

Central and Eastern Cheshire PCT

Swansea

Swansea Local Health Board

Wakefield

Wakefield District PCT

Wandsworth

Wandsworth PCT

Warren Hill

Suffolk PCT

Wetherby

Leeds PCT

Winchester

Hampshire PCT

Woodhill

Milton Keynes PCT

Wormwood Scrubs

Hammersmith and Fulham PCT


Stannary Law

Andrew George: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the answer of 29 March 2007, Official Report, column 1673, on politics and government: South West region, whether any parts of Stannary Law still exist as part of the law of England and Wales. [276568]

Mr. Wills: The body of Stannary customary law has not been systematically repealed. It is likely however that such customary law has been superseded by modern legislation. There were also provisions in 19th century primary legislation relating to the stannaries, but these have largely been repealed.

Voting Methods

Mr. Greg Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what discussions he has had with (a) the European Commission and (b) his European counterparts in other EU member states on voting methods for Parliamentary and local government elections in the UK; and if he will make a statement. [276176]

Mr. Wills: Neither the Secretary of State nor I have held any discussions with either the European Commission or our counterparts in other EU member states on methods of voting for parliamentary and local government elections in the UK.

Young Offenders

Mr. Grieve: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many of those aged under 18 years were sentenced for (a) drug offences and (b) criminal damage in each year since 1997. [276228]

Mr. Straw: The information requested is shown in the table:


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Offenders aged under 18 sentenced for drug offences or criminal damage at all courts, 1997 to 2007
Offence type

Criminal damage Drug offences

1997

2,255

1,845

1998

2,290

2,748

1999

2,682

3,107

2000

2,576

3,739

2001

2,897

4,342

2002

2,908

4,958

2003

2,946

5,144

2004

3,234

4,479

2005

3,274

4,626

2006

3,678

4,460

2007

3,623

5,263

Notes:
1. These data are based on the principle offence. Where an offender has been sentenced for more than one offence the principle offence is the one for which the heaviest sentence was imposed; where the same sentence has been imposed for two or more offences the principle offence is the one for which the statutory maximum is most severe.
2. These figures have been drawn from administrative data systems.
3. Although care is taken when processing and analysing the returns, the detail collected is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system.
Source:
OMS Analytical Services, Ministry of Justice

Data held by the Ministry of Justice record the age of the offender at the point of sentencing the answer given shows all those aged under 18 at that point.

Young Offenders: Crime Prevention

Mr. Grieve: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much the Youth Justice Board allocated to preventive programmes in each year since 1999. [276227]

Mr. Straw: Information from the Youth Justice Board shows that they allocated the following sums for programmes working to prevent offending and antisocial behaviour by young people.

£ million

1999-2000

1

2000-01

6

2001-02

8

2002-03

18

2003-04

10

2004-05

10

2005-06

13

2006-07

26

2007-08

38

2008-09

36

Note:
Figures are all rounded to the nearest million pounds

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