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Secure Training Centres

Volume 447: debated on Monday 5 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions oxygen was used on (a) staff and (b) trainees following incidents involving the use of restraint in (i) Hassockfield, (ii) Medway, (iii) Oakhill and (iv) Rainsbrook secure training centres between (A) January and June 2005, (B) July and December 2005 and (C) January and May 2006. (72305)

Oxygen was administered to trainees at Rainsbrook following a restraint incident twice during the first six months of 2005 and twice during the last six months. On each occasion the trainee had been hyperventilating or appeared to be feeling faint. None of the trainees had lost consciousness. In each case, oxygen was administered as a precaution and no other treatment was required.

These were the only occasions during the specified periods on which oxygen was used at any of the secure training centres in connection with a restraint incident.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times restraint was used in (a) Hassockfield, (b) Medway, (c) Oakhill and (d) Rainsbrook secure training centres between (i) January and June 2005, (ii) July and December 2005 and (iii) January and May 2006. (72306)

The information requested—apart from the figures for May 2006, which are not yet available—is given in the following table. It includes all occasions on which any form of physical intervention was necessary, including low-level interventions such as a young person being led away from a potential incident.

Use of physical intervention in secure training centres

January to June 2005

July to December 2005

January to April 2006

Hassockfield

410

591

310

Medway

1,010

636

291

Oakhill

474

595

265

Rainsbrook

293

282

123

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions (a) staff and (b) trainees lost consciousness during incidents involving the use of restraint in (i) Hassockfield, (ii) Medway, (iii) Oakhill and (iv) Rainsbrook secure training centres between (A) January and June 2005, (B) July and December 2005 and (C) January and May 2006. (72321)

No trainees or staff lost consciousness in the course of restraint at any of the secure training centres during the specified periods.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions (a) staff and (b) trainees were injured during incidents involving the use of restraint in (i) Hassockfield, (ii) Medway, (iii) Oakhill and (iv) Rainsbrook secure training centres between (A) January and June 2005, (B) July and December 2005 and (C) January and May 2006. (72322)

The information requested is given in the following table, apart from the figures for May 2006, which are not yet available. The table shows all injuries that required treatment by a medical practitioner.

Injuries to staff and trainees resulting from restraint incidents in secure training centres

January to June 2005

July to December 2005

January to April 2006

Staff

Trainees

Staff

Trainees

Staff

Trainees

Hassockfield

0

0

0

0

0

0

Medway

1

0

2

0

0

0

Oakhill

0

0

3

0

1

0

Rainsbrook

0

1

5

1

0

0