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Armley Prison: Prisoners on Remand

Volume 465: debated on Wednesday 24 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners in HMP Armley prison are (a) on remand for offences related to (i) fine defaulting, (ii) violence, (iii) damage to property, (iv) trafficking and (v) possession of prohibited drugs and (b) foreign nationals. (159848)

Data for the number on remand for the detailed offences is not available. The following table shows remand population at Armley by offence group.

Prisoners on remand at Armley (Leeds) prison, 30 June 2007

All on remand

Violence against the person

65

Sexual offences

23

Robbery

32

Burglary

43

Theft and handling

27

Fraud and forgery

7

Drug offences

42

Motoring offences

1

Other offences

42

Offence not recorded

7

All

287

At the end of June 2007 there were 78 foreign national prisoners at the prison (including sentenced).

It is not possible to be remanded in custody for fine default so the figure for this category is zero.

These figures have been drawn from administrative IT systems, which as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.