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Prisoners

Volume 475: debated on Friday 9 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average number of hours was a prisoner spent outside his or her cell (a) per day and (b) per week in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement. (199933)

The National Offender Management Service (NOMS) collects time outside of cell data per weekday and therefore cannot answer the question in the format requested. The table below shows the average number of hours a prisoner spent outside his or her cell per weekday in each of the last 10 years.

Average time out of cell per prisoner per weekday

Hours

1997-98

10.9

1998-99

10.6

1999-2000

10.2

2000-01

9.6

2001-02

9.6

2002-03

9.8

2003-04

9.9

2004-05

10.0

2005-06

10.0

2006-07

10.1