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Prisoners: Skilled Workers

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 26 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners in each contracted-out prison started a work skills award in each of the last five years; and what percentage of these completed a work skills award. (188304)

Information on the number of completed work skills awards against the target in each contracted prison in each of the last five years is provided in the following table. Information is not centrally available for the number of prisoners who started work skills awards and can be provided only at a disproportionate cost.

Target and actual key work skill awards in each contracted prison1

2006-07

2005-06

2004-05

2003-04

2002-03

Actual

Target

Actual

Target

Actual

Target

Actual

Target

Actual

Target

Altcourse

977

752

1,090

663

591

400

506

200

342

17

Ashfield

5,204

630

931

630

616

500

1,689

150

Bronzefield2

1,935

800

1,177

800,

630

150

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Doncaster

961

470

1,041

440

783

320

411

240

238

241

Dovegate

2,014

1,137

1,134

1,010

994

825

753

800

554

200

Forest Bank

1,042

844

837

782

804

600

771

300

317

300

Lowdham Grange

1,221

1,208

1,102

1,071

1,056

354

265

221

Parc

2,210

1,400

2,067

1,060

1,150

750

866

165

637

154

Peterborough3

1,830

760

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Rye Hill

334

330

354

330

408

320

229

300

144

150

Wolds

674

345

386

305

642

250

164

150

231

149

1 Information has been obtained from the PSimon reporting system. Data have also been published in the Prison Service annual report, Office for Contracted Prisons Statement of Performance and the Regional Commissioning and Partnerships annual report available on the HMPS and NOMS website.

2 HMP Bronzefield did not open until June 2004.

3 HMP Peterborough did not open until March 2005. Data for 2006-07 are provided from the Commissioning and Partnerships annual report 2006-07: East of England as data are not available on PSimon. Data have been combined for the male and female prison sites.

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners in each contracted-out prison started (a) entry level, (b) level one and (c) level two basic skills awards in each of the last five years; and what percentage of these completed (i) entry level, (ii) level one and (iii) level two basic skills awards. (188305)

Information on the number of completed basic skills awards against the target in each contracted prison in each of the last five years is provided in the following tables. Information is not centrally available for the number of prisoners who started basic skills awards and can be provided only at a disproportionate cost.

Entry level basic skill award1

2006-07

2005-06

2004-05

2003-04

2002-03

Actual

Target

Actual

Target

Actual

Target

Actual

Target

Actual

Target

Altcourse

135

242

194

194

379

200

114

50

47

20

Ashfield

326

315

282

378

313

300

0

100

n/a

n/a

Bronzefield2

113

90

106

90

22

25

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Doncaster

82

120

125

112

129

120

66

40

33

20

Dovegate

345

290

291

264

191

170

185

90

62

50

Forest Bank

265

220

241

215

244

210

71

40

59

40

Lowdham Grange

69

95

96

95

121

66

47

40

38

40

Parc

388

252

266

237

230

200

252

140

143

140

Peterborough3

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Rye Hill

85

99

104

99

136

105

26

25

2

40

Wolds

216

180

190

180

212

200

210

90

183

89

Level one basic skill award1

2006-07

2005-06

2004-05

2003-04

2002-03

Actual

Target

Actual

Target

Actual

Target

Actual

Target

Actual

Target

Altcourse

355

181

283

148

280

138

170

110

193

26

Ashfield

244

105

181

126

120

100

88

50

n/a

n/a

Bronzefield2

81

40

60

40

24

30

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Doncaster

311

220

218

206

125

120

62

40

39

26

Dovegate

269

242

275

212

198

90

160

180

94

150

Forest Bank

239

220

234

210

222

200

127

100

190

40

Lowdham Grange

233

210

247

210

136

103

83

61

63

61

Parc

410

257

269

242

210

205

166

160

203

153

Peterborough3

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Rye Hill

107

63

64

63

62

60

64

45

52

35

Wolds

175

172

181

172

193

170

127

27

116

27

Level two basic skill award1

2006-07

2005-06

2004-05

2003-04

2002-03

Actual

Target

Actual

Target

Actual

Target

Actual

Target

Actual

Target

Altcourse

270

249

199

198

204

195

144

130

183

120

Ashfield

127

42

79

50

63

40

19

20

n/a

n/a

Bronzefield2

40

40

46

40

20

30

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Doncaster

232

210

207

197

170

170

140

140

129

105

Dovegate

101

365

333

333

220

200

187

80

67

70

Forest Bank

114

80

88

78

87

75

121

120

153

90

Lowdham Grange

148

134

148

134.

64

61

37

30

43

30

Parc

261

226

244

212

168

150

144

140

247

140

Peterborough3

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Rye Hill

62

77

73

77

43

50

35

45

44

35

Wolds

189

120

121

120

130

100

68

67

90

66

n/a = Not available.

1 Information has been obtained from the PSimon reporting system. Data have also been published in the Prison Service annual report, Office for Contracted Prisons Statement of Performance and the Regional Commissioning and Partnerships annual report available on the HMPS and NOMS website.

2 HMP Bronzefield did not open until June 2004.

3 HMP Peterborough did not open until March 2005.