HC Deb 03 March 2000 vol 345 cc442-3W
Mr. Cox

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which prisons in England and Wales run a sex offenders treatment programme; and what was the number of prisoners attending such a programme on 15 February. [112019]

Mr. Boateng

The Prison Service sex offenders treatment programme consists of four sub-programmes—core for all offenders, extended for those at high risk of re-offending, adapted for those with a low IQ, and a booster programme for all to reinforce the programme's lessons towards release from custody. A rolling programme is also being trialled for low risk offenders, and to provide a facility to enable those who have not done well on parts of the other programmes to revise elements rather than going through the whole programme again.

The programme is run in its various versions at:

  • Acklington—core/booster/extended
  • Albany—core/extended/rolling
  • Birmingham—core
  • Brixton—core/extended
  • Channings Wood—core
  • Dartmoor—core
  • Feltham—core
  • Frankland—core
  • Full Sutton—core/rolling
  • Grendon—core
  • High Down—core/rolling
  • Hull—rolling
  • Leyhill—booster
  • Littlehey—core
  • Maidstone—core
  • Manchester—rolling
  • Risley—core/booster
  • Rochester—booster
  • Swinfen Hall—core/extended
  • Usk—core/extended/adapted
  • Wandsworth—core
  • Wayland—core/booster/extended/rolling
  • Whatton—core/booster/adapted
  • Woodhil—core
  • Wymott—core/booster

With regard to the number of inmates taking part on the sex offender treatment programme on 15 February, I refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Hull, North (Mr. McNamara) on 16 February 2000, Official Report, columns 538–39W.