To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many girls aged 15 have been placed in a young offenders institution since 1 October 2002; in which institutions they were held; and for how long. 
Six girls aged 15 have been placed in a young offenders institution since 1 October 2002. Five were placed at New Hall and one at Brockhill. The details are as follows:
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children have been transferred from each secure training centre and local authority secure home to a young offenders institution to date in 2003. 
The placement of offenders under 18 in secure accommodation is the responsibility of the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales. The Youth Justice Board confirms that the following transfers from secure training centres and local authority secure children's homes to young offender institutions have been made in 2003:
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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what procedures are in place for strip searching girls who are menstruating. 
Strip searching of women prisoners is conducted in accordance with procedures outlined in the Security Manual. There is particular emphasis on ensuring that the dignity of the prisoner being strip
Local authority secure children's homes
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many juveniles in each of the young offenders institutions were injured by other inmates in each month in (a) 2002 and (b) 2003. 
Male juveniles are located in five establishments dedicated solely to juveniles and in nine other establishments that also hold young offenders. Female juveniles are held in seven establishments that also hold young offenders and, in some cases, adult female prisoners.The Prison Service's incident reporting system records data by establishment and the extraction of data relating purely to juveniles in respect of assaults occurring in the split function establishments cannot be provided except at disproportionate cost.The following table provides information on the number of assaults resulting in injury by juveniles on juveniles, in respect of the five establishments that hold male juveniles only. The term 'juvenile' covers prisoners who are over 18 but are serving a Detention Training Order having been under 18 at the commencement of the Order.searched is protected as far as is possible. To this end, male members of staff are not allowed in the general area where strip searching is undertaken. The prisoner is never totally naked and staff are required to be sensitive to the feelings of the prisoner.Where women or girls are menstruating and are using sanitary protection in the form of pads, the prisoner removes the pad from her underwear herself and places it in a specially provided sanitary bin. The search is conducted swiftly and fresh pads are available to the prisoner once the search is completed.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many juvenile offenders are detained in Coventry; and how many were detained in Coventry on 30 June in each of the last five years. 
The number of juveniles detained at Stoke House, a Local Authority Secure Unit in Coventry, from 2000 to 2002 is given in the table. Information is not available for June 1999. Stoke House closed on 20 September 2002.
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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what recent meetings have been held between his Department and the Department of Health to examine issues surrounding ADD/ADHD in Young Offenders Institutions; 
(2) what steps his Department has taken to assess the implications of behavioural difficulties of attention deficit disorder/attention deficit hyperactivity disorder of young people in Young Offenders Institutions. 
Mental health care issues, including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD) are regularly discussed by staff in both departments in order to carry out the commitments for mental health in the NHS Plan. The NHS Plan includes provision for prisoners and a total of £10 million is being invested in 2003–04 to improve mental health services for them. Mental Health needs assessments were carried in all prison establishments last autumn to better gauge that need. By 2004 some 94 prisons, including all male local prisons and the majority of women's local prisons and young offender institutions will have received funding for community mental health in-reach teams to provide more comprehensive services for prisoners with severe mental health problems.