§ Mr. Maclennan
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what estimate he has made as to the adequacy of provision of suitable accommodation for young offenders being held on remand in the west country;
(2) if he will construct a table showing the number of places available for young offenders on remand in the west country in each relevant institution.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
Responsibility for these matters has been delegated to the Director General of the Prison Service, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.
Letter from Derek Lewis to Mr. Maclennan, dated 17 June 1994:The Home Secretary has asked me to reply to your recent Questions about accommodation for young offenders on remand in the West Country. The information given relates to the two Prison Service areas of Wessex & Wales and the West.Most young offenders on remand are held in specially designated remand centres. Those in the West Country are listed in the attached table, which shows for each of them its certified normal accommodation (CNA), operational capacity, population, population as a percentage of CNA and population as a percentage of operational capacity, for Tuesday 14 June 1994. Her Majesty's Remand Centre Swansea is currently closed for refurbishment.Young offenders on remand can also be held at the following local prisons: Exeter; Gloucester; Pucklechurch (for female prisoners); and, exceptionally, Cardiff and Dorchester. On occasions, a small number of young remand prisoners may be held at Portland, which operates normally as a young offender institution (that is, for sentenced young offenders). The accommodation at these establishments is not separately designated for adults and young offenders.
which figures are available (a) on remand in custody awaiting trial, (b) on remand in custody awaiting sentence and (c) having been tried and released.
§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the Director General of the Prison Service, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.691W
Letter from Derek Lewis to Mr. Peter Pike, dated 17 June 1994:The Home Secretary has asked me to reply to your recent Question about the numbers of prisoners held in police cells, sub-divided into remands awaiting trial, remands awaiting sentence and those tried and released.The only sub-division possible from information available centrally is between remands and convicted. As at 13 June, on this basis, the position was as follows:
Police Force Remands Convicted Total Greater Manchester 99 21 120 South Yorkshire 0 1 1 Totals: 99 22 121