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Prisons: Employment

Volume 470: debated on Thursday 24 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many prisoners were employed on average in each prison workshop in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available; (180953)

(2) how many prisoners were (a) employed in workshops, (b) employed outside workshops and (c) without work in each adult male training prison in England and Wales on the most recent date for which figures are available.

The Prison Service does not keep central records of the number of prisoners employed in each prison workshop or those without work but instead records the average weekly number of prisoners involved in workshops at each prison. The table shows, for the last 10 full years for which the information is available, the average weekly numbers of prisoners involved in workshops by prison.

There are no reliable records available on non-workshop employment, and this data have not therefore been included. Such records cannot now be recreated due to the absence of historical data at establishments.

Establishment

Function

1997-98

1998-99

1999-2000

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

Acklington

Category C

152

159

190

199

180

186

192

185

159

145

Albany

Category B

113

129

127

119

106

87

0

100

120

110

Aldington

Category C

38

40

24

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Altcourse

Male Local

0

72

146

170

182

192

188

186

173

230

Ashfield

Male Juvenile

n/a

n/a

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Ashwell

Category C

127

135

146

150

128

156

154

143

150

168

Askham Grange

Female Open

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Aylesbury

Male Closed YOI

7

11

22

24

28

25

25

30

33

17

Bedford

Male Local

67

62

83

77

61

50

50

51

51

40

Belmarsh

Male Local

42

56

101

96

88

87

87

72

84

69

Birmingham

Male Local

83

100

111

109

108

96

87

144

185

204

Blakenhurst

Male Local

0

116

119

130

96

78

83

74

89

111

Blantyre House

Semi Open

0

0

7

4

0

0

0

0

0

3

Blundeston

Category C

64

69

65

75

77

82

79

75

93

88

Brinsford

Male Closed YOI

0

0

15

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Bristol

Male Local

47

45

99

84

92

96

72

66

59

51

Brixton

Male Local

21

0

0

7

1

0

0

0

28

18

Brockhill

Category C

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

11

Bronzefield

Female Local

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

1

40

49

Buckley Hall

Category C

0

84

98

122

94

64

80

111

71

83

Bullingdon

Male Local

46

70

86

68

92

84

93

102

111

131

Bullwood Hall

Category C

12

11

6

17

17

15

13

11

15

10

Camp Hill

Category C

78

70

66

83

83

80

69

76

66

65

Canterbury

Category C

18

28

54

57

58

52

45

50

55

58

Cardiff

Male Local

119

125

109

136

116

126

129

105

108

110

Castington

Male Closed YOI

33

30

16

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Channings Wood

Category C

127

142

143

138

140

131

124

138

118

103

Chelmsford

Male Local

58

57

62

55

57

61

55

76

58

122

Colchester

Male Open YOI

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Coldingley

Category C

127

115

0

0

0

0

0

142

138

136

Cookham Wood

Male Juvenile

70

52

46

54

48

40

41

68

84

82

Dartmoor

Category C

112

133

151

137

155

148

136

115

111

103

Deerbolt

Male Closed YOI

15

14

17

15

14

16

16

15

14

19

Doncaster

Male Local

0

0

16

29

37

36

13

39

45

32

Dorchester

Male Local

20

20

20

17

19

18

8

12

0

0

Dovegate

Category B

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

148

172

154

112

113

112

Dover

Semi Open

17

23

29

24

16

0

0

0

0

0

Downview

Female Closed

39

37

36

14

22

37

21

38

47

47

Drake Hall

Semi Open

74

69

63

50

61

59

68

84

82

75

Durham

Male Local

125

184

208

176

141

119

109

99

84

82

East Sutton Park

Female Open

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Eastwood Park

Female Local

0

0

23

17

17

13

7

10

0

0

Edmunds Hill

Category C

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

16

11

17

28

Elmley

Male Local

20

22

76

120

107

106

110

110

92

580

Erlestoke

Category C

16

16

26

31

51

62

51

60

55

53

Everthorpe

Category C

106

136

183

129

128

100

88

93

100

210

Exeter

Male Local

3

1

34

54

74

64

54

42

45

48

Featherstone

Category C

209

237

254

223

232

241

234

223

229

254

Feltham

Male Closed YOI

8

9

9

8

7

0

0

4

2

2

Ford

Male Open

51

51

60

47

65

61

59

64

106

109

Forest Bank

Male Local

n/a

n/a

31

108

140

151

167

153

117

114

Foston Hall

Female Closed

8

10

17

18

11

17

15

14

15

13

Frankland

Dispersal

84

84

94

91

145

125

125

134

99

141

Full Sutton

Dispersal

112

164

166

141

132

114

127

94

104

71

Garth

Category B

139

165

173

164

141

142

143

103

94

96

Gartree

Category B

91

99

122

107

89

99

106

119

102

95

Glen Parva

Male Closed YOI

50

49

43

0

64

65

57

40

46

54

Gloucester

Male Local

13

10

12

24

20

11

14

20

12

11

Grendon

Category B

5

0

11

11

10

10

12

9

4

1

Guys Marsh

Category C

26

61

74

91

114

118

119

127

124

125

Haslar

Semi Open

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Hatfield

Male Open YOI

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

0

0

0

Haverigg

Category C

271

251

202

192

274

281

266

209

156

157

Hewell Grange

Male Open

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Highdown

Male Local

30

36

34

43

59

49

52

54

58

43

Highpoint

Category C

53

52

102

115

133

115

105

126

123

124

Hindley

Male Closed YOI

22

65

44

48

74

98

67

46

45

6

Hollesley Bay

Male Open

21

22

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Holloway

Female Local

9

5

42

142

0

0

7

3

10

6

Holme House

Male Local

64

99

95

88

99

77

105

93

104

83

Hull

Male Local

78

108

95

91

100

91

129

110

157

155

Huntercombe

Male Juvenile

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Kennet

Category C

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Kingston

Category B

36

37

43

38

44

59

34

26

48

53

Kirkham

Male Open

222

212

163

157

127

109

129

142

119

111

Kirklevington

Semi Open

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

5

5

Lancaster

Category C

26

19

15

10

15

9

8

2

3

1

Lancaster Farms

Male Closed YOI

20

20

16

10

15

11

3

0

0

0

Latchmere House

Semi Open

7

8

13

19

19

29

10

11

11

11

Leeds

Male Local

140

129

454

191

192

173

132

138

235

128

Leicester

Male Local

55

53

46

44

46

116

50

30

10

1

Lewes

Male Local

65

78

82

84

68

103

85

81

73

40

Leyhill

Male Open

59

75

83

82

81

64

68

66

62

59

Lincoln

Male Local

183

175

171

166

165

135

115

107

114

108

Lindholme

Category C

38

43

55

62

57

56

47

46

39

33

Littlehey

Category C

211

194

199

185

180

194

189

183

171

151

Liverpool

Male Local

319

328

326

286

222

115

233

251

245

221

Long Lartin

Dispersal

71

62

96

90

103

132

118

111

114

108

Low Newton

Female Local

11

16

27

28

33

33

53

25

21

0

Lowdham Grange

Category B

0

0

176

157

196

199

196

166

168

120

Maidstone

Category C

209

187

175

169

120

138

138

158

129

149

Manchester

Male Local

196

226

217

218

214

200

177

147

172

169

Moorland

Category C

64

85

91

85

88

114

88

106

135

137

Morton Hall

Semi Open

8

16

20

12

33

91

160

160

127

149

Mount

Category C

74

113

113

117

130

139

127

109

147

171

New Hall

Female Local

32

92

78

77

66

63

65

69

67

62

North Sea Camp

Male Open

0

0

0

0

0

0

9

13

8

8

Northallerton

Male Closed YOI

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Norwich

Male Local

68

67

50

50

61

57

57

61

73

62

Nottingham

Male Local

26

47

95

93

104

116

105

86

76

70

Onley

Category C

37

40

83

78

71

72

79

90

104

115

Parc

Male Local

0

149

1245

115

136

123

127

195

180

190

Parkhurst

Category B

104

113

111

115

109

84

96

86

120

123

Pentonville

Male Local

115

164

206

211

210

122

137

134

108

32

Portland

Male Closed YOI

31

33

32

26

24

24

18

13

15

15

Preston

Male Local

54

56

149

56

70

54

60

48

39

28

Ranby

Category C

133

186

259

211

189

1102

218

217

245

264

Reading

Male Closed YO1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Risley

Category C

110

114

103

115

145

144

193

181

161

170

Rochester

Male Closed YO1

27

12

12

36

43

59

0

41

156

67

Rye Hill

Category B

n/a

n/a

0

109

188

243

175

154

145

211

Send

Female Closed

19

19

21

60

20

32

22

21

23

21

Shepton Mallet

Category C

20

19

25

22

20

32

38

41

47

40

Shrewsbury

Male Local

84

109

137

112

114

204

73

68

65

82

Stafford

Category C

187

190

204

213

243

228

245

224

218

254

Standford Hill

Male Open

30

29

17

35

39

80

63

64

82

57

Stocken

Category C

53

63

159

123

118

121

114

96

89

90

Stoke Heath

Male Closed YOI

82

114

106

102

107

109

93

95

107

108

Styal

Female Local

34

37

56

52

50

36

27

26

17

23

Sudbury

Male Open

93

93

91

88

89

82

117

82

83

72

Swaleside

Category B

38

50

38

40

133

199

188

194

90

95

Swansea

Male Local

49

68

66

60

46

58

54

0

0

0

Swinfen Hall

Male Closed YOI

5

15

31

32

31

24

31

25

21

27

Thorn Cross

Male Open YOI

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Usk

Category C

11

0

35

35

38

38

33

26

27

22

Verne

Category C

104

108

134

112

120

124

112

115

118

105

Wakefield

Dispersal

207

202^

185

187

310

183

105

56

61

58

Wandsworth

Male Local

165

176

186

153

130

129

169

204

115

29

Warren Hill

Male Juvenile

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Wayland

Category C

101

92

88

93

81

57

33

33

36

34

Wealstun

Category C

87

189

176

197

212

209

201

209

268

246

Weare

Category C

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Wellingborough

Category C

0

0

32

38

83

67

52

16

60

84

Werrington

Male Juvenile

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Wetherby

Male Juvenile

0

0

35

29

25

10

4

0

0

0

Whatton

Category C

27

25

58

53

50

61

50

46

50

92

Whitemoor

Dispersal

99

114

89

93

150

105

95

100

76

92

Winchester

Male Local

93

86

93

91

108

73

65

62

59

56

Wolds

Category C

43

88

82

72

72

72

38

41

40

39

Woodhill

Male Local

0

0

8

7

4

5

8

0

0

0

Wormwood Scrubs

Male Local

94

96

110

92

108

105

81

50

124

177

Wymott

Category C

482

340

345

341

301

291

282

282

282

329

Grand total

8,306

9,480

12,109

10,576

11,120

11,824

10,320

10,228

10,403

10,834