HC Deb 06 February 2002 vol 379 c971W
Dr. Vis

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children were locked out of prisons overnight; at which prisons; and at which police stations they were held since April 2000. [29603]

Beverley Hughes

Since April 2000, approximately 1,720 15 to 17-year-olds have been held overnight in police cells following a failure to return them to prisons designated to hold juveniles. The prisons concerned and the numbers associated with each are set out in the table. Information relating to the police stations at which they were held is not available centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. Figures for Ashfield, Brinsford and Portland may be understated as some information is available for the year commencing April 2001 only. Figures for Feltham and Onley may include some young offenders (18 to 21-year-olds).

Designed establishments Lodged in police cells April 2000 to date
Juveniles only
Hollesley Bay 117
Huntercombe 79
Werrington 54
Wetherby 237
Holding both juveniles and young offenders
Ashfield 27
Brinsford 49
Castington 145
Feltham 192
Hindley 2
Lancaster Farms 110
Portland 38
Onley 283
Stoke Heath 387

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