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Prisoners

Volume 476: debated on Tuesday 20 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 30 April 2008, Official Report, column 521W, on young offender institutions, if he will publish the average number of hours of purposeful activity per day in (a) prisons which predominantly hold (i) adult male prisoners and (ii) adult female prisoners, (b) young offender institutions for males and (c) juvenile institutions in each week in April 2008 as soon as that data becomes available. (204261)

The following table shows the provisional average number of hours of purposeful activity per day in prisons which predominantly hold (a) adult male prisoners, (b) adult female prisoners and (c) male prisoners in young offender and (d) male prisoners in juvenile institutions, for each week in April 2008. No young offender or juvenile institutes are predominantly categorised as female. Therefore, the average number of hours for a female prisoner in a young offender or juvenile institution cannot be provided.

Average number of hours of purposeful activity per day

Week commencing

Adult male prisons

Adult female prisons

Male young offenders institutions

Male juvenile institutions

6 April 2008

3.6

3.9

3.7

4.2

13 April 2008

3.5

4.1

3.7

4.3

20 April 2008

3.6

4.1

3.8

4.3

27 April 2008

3.5

4.1

3.8

4.1