HC Deb 19 September 2002 vol 390 c7W
Mr. Win Griffiths

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the institutions being(a) built and (b) extended to deal with offenders; and whether these will be equipped with the appropriate information technology to enable high quality clinical audits to be carried out. [72330]

Mr. Hilary Benn

[holding answer 24 July 2002): The Youth Justice Board for England and Wales (YJB) is responsible for commissioning and purchasing juvenile offender secure accommodation from the Prison Service, private sector secure training centres (STC) and local authority secure children's homes, and for setting and monitoring standards.

This year 32 additional places have been opened at Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre and 32 more are due to open at Medway. The STC contracts require trainee personal medical records to be kept to support medical care and investigations, to inform contractors' annual reports and to facilitate any reports needed by courts. The STCs use information technology to maintain these records.