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Hmp Maghaberry

Volume 402: debated on Thursday 3 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has to implement the recommendations set out in the recent report on HMP Maghaberry by HM Inspector of Prisons and to ensure that more female officers and managers are deployed in Mourne House. [106049]

The Northern Ireland Prison Service have in place an action plan to implement the accepted recommendations contained in the HM Inspector of Prisons Report on Maghaberry Prison. The Service has also commissioned a feasibility study to address female

Number of firearms, ammunition and explosives recovered: 1 January 1996 to 28 February 2003
Belfast areaNorthern Ireland
YearFirearmsAmmunitionExplosives (Kgs)FirearmsAmmunitionExplosives (Kgs)
1996251,318452.239710,7011,677.03
1997364,00187.461058,8041,257.70
1998213,314209.568812,189883.35
1999385,8622.3511316,47289.26
2000426,06431.5913410,722311.21
2001343,50015.409710,986119.58
2002386,6882.1012513,6008.21
2003181202.33241,57112.82
Total24230,867803.0278385,0454,359.16
1 28 February

prisoner and immigration detainee accommodation in light of a recent Strategic Prison Estate Review. The deployment of staff within the Service takes account of operational requirements and must be in line with equal opportunities regulations.