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Young Offender Institutions: Religion

Volume 485: debated on Monday 8 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what percentage of inmates at Feltham A and Feltham B young offender institution (a) declared a religious belief, broken down by belief and (b) declared a different religion, broken down by religion, in the last nine months. (240435)

The percentages of declared religious belief as at 5 December 2008 was as follows:

Percentage

Muslim

30.9

Church of England

25.7

Roman Catholic

17.4

No faith

17.2

Other Christians

5.0

Other faiths

3.8

There have been 33 changes in faith over the last nine months as follows:

Changes

Christian to Muslim

12

No Faith to Muslim

6

No Faith to Christian

3

Hindu to Sikh

1

Muslim to Christian

3

Within Christian Groups

8