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Prisons

Volume 448: debated on Wednesday 28 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many escapes from (a) prisons and (b) young offender institutions in Northern Ireland there have been in each year since 1990. (78737)

The following table sets out the number of prison escapes since 1990. The Maze prison closed in 2000, Maghaberry and Magilligan are male adult prisons and Hydebank Wood is a young offender centre and female prison.

Maze

Maghaberry

Magilligan

Hydebank wood

1991

1

1995

1

1

1997

1

2000

1

Total

1

Nil

1

3

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many prosecutions there have been for supplying illegal drugs in prisons in Northern Ireland in each year since 1998. (78739)

The court proceedings and sentencing data sources do not include information on the circumstances surrounding the commission of an offence. While the total number of prosecutions for supplying illegal drugs is collated, those which occurred in prisons cannot be separately identified.