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Baroness Scotland of Asthal: Each young person is offered three hours of gymnasium per week with additional periods of sports and games given outside at weekends, weather permitting. Feltham currently
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Baroness Scotland of Asthal: Young people at Hindley are offered approximately 30 minutes in the open air on a daily basis, weather permitting. Furthermore, young people have at least three hours physical exercise per week and some of these activities are undertaken outside. Young people can also participate in recreational physical activities and again some of this is undertaken outside.
Baroness Scotland of Asthal: Juvenile trainees on the Carlford Unit site have the opportunity to spend 45 minutes of planned outdoor exercise per day. At Warren Hill, the maximum outdoor exercise is currently 48 minutes per day and 1.3 hours of programmed outdoor PE per week. Building work is currently under way, however, to facilitate formal exercise on a daily basis in dedicated areas. This will significantly increase the opportunity to spend time outdoors.
Baroness Scotland of Asthal: Juveniles at Stoke Heath engage in an average of 30 minutes of outdoor PE activities per week. A further hour is available to all juveniles to spend time in the open on Saturday mornings. Outdoor exercise will increase as the
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Baroness Scotland of Asthal: Thorn Cross is an open establishment and as such young people have keys to their own rooms and have free movement within the boundaries of the establishment. There are no specific outdoor exercise periods built into the core day, as there is a full programme of purposeful activities, including periods within the gymnasium. Break times have been built into the education regime so young people can spend time outside.
Baroness Scotland of Asthal: HMP and YOI Ashfield is a male juvenile establishment. All boys have access to a minimum of one hour of outdoor exercise every day from Monday to Friday, and at weekends this is increased to 1.5 hours.
Further to the Answer by Lord Bassam of Brighton on 29 January (Official Report, col. 8), what measures have been taken, or are planned, to comply with the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in Wainwright v United Kingdom in relation to strip searches. [HL1797]
The Minister of State, Home Office (Baroness Scotland of Asthal): HM Prison Service searching policy, as set out in the national security framework, will shortly be updated to include key learning from the Wainwright judgment.
Searching procedures now include a range of measures to detect and deter drug trafficking into establishments, including the use of dogs, closed visits, closely supervised visits, and a range of searching techniques. Where appropriate, we reserve the right to carry out a full search.
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