§ Mr. Barnes
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when the Northern Ireland Prison Service published its 2001–04 corporate and business plan; and what performance targets have been set for 2001–04. 
§ Jane Kennedy
The Northern Ireland Prison Service's corporate and business plan for 2001–04 was published 129W on 29 May 2001. The following key performance targets have been set for 2001–04:
- 1. To achieve 100 per cent. security for top and high-risk prisoners.
- 2. To achieve 99.7 per cent. security for medium and low-risk prisoners.
- 3. To reduce the number of staff assaulted by prisoners to less than the 2000–01 ratio of 6.8 per 100 prisoners.
- 4. To reduce the number of prisoners assaulted by prisoners to less than the 2000–01 ratio of 8.8 per 100 prisoners.
- 5. To establish baselines for weekly average hours of constructive activity attendance per prisoner for each prisoner group and set targets and system of measurement for 2002–03.
- 6. To ensure an average minimum of 60 per cent. of the eligible prison population, including life sentence prisoners, is working to a sentence plan.
- 7. To achieve an average minimum of five days development and training per member of staff.
- 8. Representation in recruitment competitions of:
- (a) women:
- (b) Roman Catholics; and
- (c) Other under-represented groups.
- 9. To ensure expenditure is within the budget allocated.
- 10. To reduce the difference in cost per prisoner place between Northern Ireland and England and Wales by 5.7 per cent. by March 2002.
- 11. To lay the Annual Report and Audited Accounts before Parliament prior to the summer recess.