HC Deb 20 July 1993 vol 229 cc148-9W
Mr. Michael

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (i) bail hostels and (ii) combined probation and bail hostels there are in England and Wales; how many places there are in each category of hostel; how many additional places the Government aim to provide by 1995; and how many of these hostels are managed by voluntary organisations.

Mr. Maclean

[holding answer 19 July 1993]: There are 30 approved bail hostels providing 659 places, of which one is managed by a voluntary managing committee. There are 84 approved combined probation and bail hostels providing 1991 places, of which 16 are managed by voluntary managing committees. The expansion plans set out in the Home Office Annual Report 1993 envisaged the provision of a total of 3, 010 places by the end of 1993–94 and 3, 190 places by the end of 1994–95; but because of unforseen closures and delays in obtaining suitable sites these figures have had to he revised downwards to 2, 858 and 2, 978.