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Wandsworth Prison

Volume 457: debated on Tuesday 6 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will make a statement on the conclusions of the Schito report into allegations of management failure and dysfunction at HM Prison Wandsworth; (124385)

(2) what steps were taken as a consequence of the Schito report to prevent repetition of the failings identified; and if he will make a statement.

The report the hon. Member refers to was not into allegations of management failure and dysfunction at HM Prison Wandsworth. It was a simple inquiry commissioned into a grievance by a member of staff. This simple inquiry was one of the factors that led to the commissioning of the Tasker report.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in which key performance areas of the service level agreement for HM Prison Wandsworth targets have been (a) reduced and (b) replaced; and if he will make a statement. (124867)

There have been no reductions or replacements in the service level agreement for Wandsworth prison. There has however, been the addition of a target to deliver 24 completions of a short duration drug programme in the period December 2006 to March 2007.