§ Mr. Clifford Forsythe
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many stop orders the planning authorities have issued in each of the last three years for which figures are available because building work had commenced before planning permission had been given, in (a) the Antrim borough council area and (b) the Newtownabbey borough council area; and in how many of these cases planning permission was subsequently granted;186W
§ Mr. Scott
[pursuant to his reply, 13 May 1985, c. 3]: There are 759 high risk prisoners in Northern Ireland prisons: 468 are in Maze cellular prison, 160 are in Maze compound prison, and 131 are in Belfast prison.
High risk prisoners in Northern Ireland, like category A prisoners in Great Britain, are not accommodated as a separate group, and it is therefore not possible to identify and compare the relevant staffing levels.
§ Mr. William Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what are the staffing requirements for each prison including the new prison in Northern Ireland; and what are the actual staffing levels for prison staff in each grade.
§ Mr. Scott
[pursuant to his reply, 13 May 1985, c. 3]: Staffing requirements for prisons are dependent on the number of prisoners held and other factors, and are therefore under constant review.
On 26 April 1985, staffing levels were:
(2) how many stop orders were issued by the planning authorities in each of the last three years for which figures are available because they contravened regulations on ribbon development, in (a) the Antrim borough council area and (b) the Newtownabbey borough area; and in how many of these cases planning permission was subsequently given;
§ Mr. Chris Patten
[pursuant to his reply, 15 May 1985, c. 150]: Only one stop notice has been issued for whatever reason in the last three years. It was in respect of building work begun without permission in the Newtownabbey borough council area in 1984. Planning permission was subsequently granted on appeal.