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Young Offender Institutions

Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 11 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has to increase young offender institution capacity. (148493)

As part of the 8,000 capacity programme, the National Offender Management Service is planning to provide additional capacity for young offenders including places at Belmarsh East, Hindley, Portland, Stoke Heath and Brinsford.

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of trends in the young offender institution population over the next 10 years. (148494)

The latest projections of the prison population 2006 to 2013 were published in Home Office Statistical Bulletin 11/06, “Prison population projections 2006-2013, England and Wales”, on the Home Office website in July 2006. These projections do not estimate the population in young offender institutions, which accommodate 15 to 20-year-olds, separately.