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Young Offenders: Education

Volume 475: debated on Monday 12 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent estimate he has made of the average number of hours of education undertaken by a prisoner in a young offender institution per week. (204263)

The average number of hours spent in educational activity per week per prisoner in young offender and juvenile institutions during 2007-08 was 12.2 hours. Data are provisional and subject to end year validation, which may see an increase in educational activity undertaken by prisoners.