Dr. Vis: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what injuries were incurred by boys held in (a) Ashford, (b) Bradford and (c) Castington Young Offenders Institution following use of control and restraint in each month in (i) 2006 and (ii) 2007. 
The prisoner at Castington described in the table as having sustained a fractured wrist in March 2007 actually sustained this injury on 12 April 2007. This has come to light following the recent publication of HMCIP's inspection report of Castington, in which Anne Owers commented on the number of wrist injuries sustained at Castington.
Mr. Malins: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average cost of providing a place in (a) a young offender institution for 18 to 21 year olds, (b) a young offender institution for 15 to 17 year olds and (c) a secure training centre for under 15 year olds was in the latest year for which figures are available. 
An error has been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Woking (Mr. Malins) on 17 November 2008 regarding the average annual cost of a place in a Secure Training Centre in 2007-08. I regret that our written answer gave an incorrect figure.
Our answer showed the cost of a place in a Secure Training Centre for 2007-08 as £191,618. However, this was mistakenly derived from data relating to a later period, and also contained a calculation error which further inflated the figure. The correct figure for the average annual cost of a Secure Training Centre place as at 1 April 2007 was £178,013. I apologise for this error.
Mr. Jeremy Browne: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department has spent on (a) focus groups and (b) opinion polls in each year since its inception; how much he estimates will be spent on each category in 2008-09; and if he will make a statement. 
Errors have been identified in the parliamentary question tabled by the hon. Member for Taunton (Mr. Browne) in November 2008 requesting information about expenditure on focus groups and opinion polls.
Unfortunately, the answer supplied included projects required which do not fall within the Ministry's definition of opinion polls. Opinion polls are surveys of a representative sample of the public where the primary focus is to gather information about their opinions on matters of public interest including the efficacy of government policies. It does not include other types of social research or consultation where the primary focus is gathering of information on individual's experiences including those of government policies, even if they are quantitative.
Mr. Wills: Between May 2007 and November 2008 the Ministry of Justice spent around £524,000 on focus groups, and £158,000 on opinion polls. The following table provides details of focus groups and opinion polls carried out by the Ministry of Justice since inception in 2007, and the estimates for such in 2008-09 as at November 2008.
|Ministry of Justice focus groups and opinion polls|
|Commissioned research||Planned research|
|Name of the opinion poll/focus group||Name of firm carrying out the work||Opinion poll||Focus group||Total cost in 2007-08 (exc VAT)||Total cost in 2007-08 (inc VAT)||Total cost in 2008-09 (exc VAT)||Total cost in 2008-09 ( inc VAT)||Total estimated cost in 2008-09 (exc VAT)||Total estimated cost in 2008-09 (inc VAT)|
|(1) April to November 2007 spend.|
1. Current projects planned but not commissioned are all commercial in confidence; as disclosing budget may impact or tendering process.
2. Costs refer to total spend within year for complete project which often includes more than just focus groups or opinion polls (or other deliberative research).
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