HC Deb 27 June 1996 vol 280 c252W
Mr. Nigel Evans

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when the Northern Ireland Prison Service intends to publish its 1996 corporate and business plan; and what performance targets have been set for 1996–97. [35205]

Sir John Wheeler

The Northern Ireland Prison Service's 1996 corporate and business plan was published today. For 1996–97, the following key performance targets have been set:

  1. 1. To ensure 100 per cent. security for prisoners in high and top-risk categories; and to ensure at least 99.5 per cent. security of prisoners in medium and low risk categories.
  2. 2. To ensure that the number of significant breaches does not exceed 7.9 per 100 prisoners.
  3. 3. To increase the proportion of prisoner places with access to sanitation at all times of the day and night to 100 per cent.
  4. 4. To achieve an average 10 per cent. improvement in constructive activity hours.
  5. 5. To conduct a customer satisfaction survey of visitors in each establishment; and to complete an extension to the visitors centre at Her Majesty's prison, Maghaberry.
  6. 6. To extend eligibility for sentence planning to life sentence prisoners and to ensure that at least 50 per cent. of all eligible prisoners have a sentence plan and that all new committals who are eligible and who want a sentence plan will have one within three months of the date of committal.
  7. 7. To ensure that the average cost per prisoner place does not exceed £76,329.
  8. 8. To achieve an average of five days' training per member of staff.