HC Deb 20 February 1997 vol 290 cc739-40W
Mr. Hoyle

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his answer of 4 February,Official Report, column 554, if he will publish a list showing which prison each of 25 reports awaiting publication refer to; and how long each report has been awaiting publication. [14862]

Miss Widdecombe

The 25 establishments for which, at 4 February, an inspection report had been received from Her Majesty's chief inspector of prisons but had not yet been published, and the date on which the report was received from the inspectorate by my right hon. and learned Friend, is set out in the table:

Establishment Date inspection report was received by the Home Secretary
Acklington 16 December 1996
Albany 22 October 1996
Belmarsh 17 December 1996
Channings Wood 22 October 1996
Chelmsford 16 December 1996
Dartmoor 29 August 1996
Dover 7 October 1996
Eastwood Park 6 January 1997
Everthorpe 14 November 1996
Featherstone 15 August 1996
Gloucester 22 October 1996
Guys Marsh 29 November 1996

Establishment Date inspection report was received by the Home Secretary
Hatfield 8 October 1996
Holloway 14 August 1996
Lancaster Castle 18 November 1996
Low Newton 22 October 1996
Onley 19 June 1996
Portland 8 October 1996
Ranby 15 August 1996
Risley 3 September 1996
Shepton Mallet 6 November 1996
Usk/Prescoed 14 November 1996
The Verne 15 August 1996
Whitemoor 29 November 1996
Wormwood Scrubs 31 October 1996

The reports of the inspections of Portland and Hatfield were published on 13 February and 17 February respectively and those of four establishments, Guys Marsh, Holloway, Low Newton and Risley, will be published on 21 February.

The reports of the inspections of the following 10 establishments are expected to be published during February and March: Channings Wood, Dartmoor, Dover, Featherstone, Gloucester, Lancaster Castle, Onley, Ranby, The Verne and Wormwood Scrubs.

The remaining nine reports are under consideration. They will be published as soon as possible, but action in response to the recommendations made in an inspection report does not wait until publication of the report.