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Prison Accidents

Volume 406: debated on Monday 9 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many accidents occurred on the prison estate to (a) employees and (b) inmates, broken down by establishment, in the last five years. [113671]

[holding answer 15 May 2003]: The number of accidents to employees and prisoners from April 2002 to 13 May is shown in the following tables. Until April 2002, Home Office Health and Safety Services was responsible for recording all the accident statistics for the Prison Service. In April 2002, the Prison Service Safety Section assumed responsibility for this task and changed the system to ensure that the statistics gathered met the Services needs. The information for the period up until April 2002 is being collated from Home Office records and I shall write to my hon. Friend.

Prison service accident statistics-Accidents to staff and prisoners

from April 2002 to 13 May 2003
StaffPrisoners
East Midlands (North)
Lincoln5392
North Sea Camp2482
Nottingham391
Ranby51178
Sudbury2168
Whatton625
Total for East Midlands (North)194446
East Midlands (south)
Ashwell4556
Gartree377
GlenParva10715
Leicester344
Onley341
Stocken2358
Wellingborough8648
Total for East Midlands (South)366189 Eastern
Eastern
Bedford647
Blundeston244
Chelmsford2310
Grendon3389
Highpoint8672
Littlehey4164
Norwich11322
The Mount4046
Wayland63145
Total for Eastern487459
Hign Security Prisons
Belmarsh2917
Durham8028
Frankland11372
Full Sutton8523
Prison service accident statistics-Accidents to staff and prisoners

from April 2002 to 13 May 2003
StaffPrisoners
Long Lartin4336
Wakefield9950
Whitemoor698
Woodhill217104
Total for High Security Prisons997328
Juvenile Establishments
Hollesley Bay6439
Huntercombe953
Werrington854
Wetherby11510
Total for Juvenile Establishments35956
Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Blantyre House57
Canterbury171
Coldingley1044
Dover2810
Elmley8534
Ford3072
Highdown10583
Lewes3647
Maidstone4824
Rochester8148
Standford Hill3965
Swaleside5036
Total for Kent, Surrey and Sussex534471
Lancashire and Cumbria
Garth2647
Haverigg40113
Kirkham27260
Lancaster4472
Lancaster Farms2320
Preston125173
Wymott6075
Total for Lancashire and Cumbria345760
London
Brixton17620
Feltham26176
Latchmere House22
Pentonville18623
Wandsworth11810
Wormwood Scrubs1384
Total for London881135
Manchester, Mersey and Cheshire
Buckley Hall3826
Hindley268162
Liverpool19027
Manchester3669
Risley9575
Thorn Cross1021
Total for Manchester, Mersey and Cheshire637380
North East
Acklington7279
Castington7334
Deerbolt10339
Holme House68188
Kirklevington913
Total for North East325353
South West
Bristol11567
Channings Wood5533
Dartmoor8618
Dorchester6331
Erlestoke3131
Exeter10577
Gloucester637
Guys Marsh49131
Leyhill1461
Portland575
Shepton Mallet622
The Verne2878
Weare4446
Total for South West716607
Prison service accident statistics-Accidents to staff and prisoners

from April 2002 to 13 May 2003
StaffPrisoners
Thames Valley and Hampshire
Albany1436
Aylesbury9953
Bullingdon5281
Camp Hill4326
Haslar208
Kingston97
Parkhurst361
Reading3111
Winchester9938
Total for Thames Valley and Hampshire403261
Wales
Cardiff2441
Swansea1614
Usk/Prescoed1065
Total for Wales50120
West Midlands
Birmingham14374
Blakenhurst5037
Brinsford932
Featherstone22218
Hewell Grange217
Shrewsbury5644
Stafford7351
Stoke Heath15381
Swinfen Hall66109
Total for West Midlands658633
Women's Prisons and Yols
Askham Grange2422
Brockhill3522
Bullwood Hall387
Cookham Wood620
Downview5360
East Sutton Park1254
East wood Park9862
Foston Hall3164
Holloway31854
Low Newton106183
Morton Hall2274
New Hall10955
Send116
Styal117106
Total for Women's Prisons and YOls970840
Yorkshire and Humberside
Everthorpe4786
Hatfield219
Hull11340
Leeds234176
Lindholme99289
Moorland134122
Northallerton3046
Wealstun3970
Total for Yorkshire and Humberside698848
Grand Totals: Prison Service8,6236,876