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Young Offender Institutions: Sports

Volume 482: debated on Wednesday 5 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many hours per week were spent on sport or other physical activity in each young offender institution in the latest period for which figures are available. (232188)

The average weekly physical education and recreational sports activity per prisoner for young offender institutions (YOIs) during the period April to September 2008 (latest figures available1) is shown in the following table. These figures do not include any other time that prisoners may take less structured exercise.

Prison

Average number of hours spent on sport or other physical activity per prisoner per week

Ashfield

8.2

Aylesbury

3.5

Brinsford

2.5

Castington

2.6

Cookham Wood

7.7

Deerbolt

4.7

Feltham

3.1

Glen Parva

2.8

Hindley

4.2

Huntercombe

4.5

Lancaster Farms

2.2

Northallerton

3.1

Portland

2

Reading

3.7

Rochester

3

Stoke Heath

3.9

Swinfen Hall

3.1

Thorn Cross

7.3

Warren Hill

2.6

Wellington

4.1

Wetherby

4.4

1 Data are provisional and subject to ongoing validation.