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Prisons

Volume 464: debated on Monday 15 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what geographical subdivisions HM Prison Service uses for the purpose of administration; how many there are; how many prison establishments are located in each such area; and if he will make a statement. (158453)

There are 11 geographical areas in HM Prison Service and the numbers of prison establishments in each is shown in the following table. A map of prison establishments in England and Wales is in the Library of the House. HM Prison Service areas correspond to the Government Regions and Wales, except that the South East Government Region is divided into two Prison Service areas.

HM Prison Service areas

Area

Number of establishments

East Midlands

15

Eastern

12

London

7

North East

7

North West

14

South East (Kent and Sussex)

12

South East (South Central)

15

South West

13

Wales

3

West Midlands

12

Yorkshire and Humberside

10

High Security Prisons (not included in geographical areas)

8

Contracted prisons (not managed by HM Prison Service)

11