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Young Offender Institutions: Nationality

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders held in (a) HM Prison/Young Offender Institution Drake Hall and (b) HM Prison Morton Hall are (i) UK and (ii) foreign nationals. (258087)

The following table gives the numbers of foreign national and British national prisoners held in Drake Hall and Morton Hall as at the end of December 2008.

Establishment

Drake Hall

Morton Hall

Total population

224

332

Foreign nationals

45

225

British nationals

177

107

Nationality unrecorded

1

0

These figures have been taken from the Ministry of Justice published monthly briefing which can be accessed at the following website, where the foreign national prisoner statistics are updated quarterly:

http://www.justice.gov.uk/publications/populationincustody.htm

The population breakdowns by nationality have been scaled and also rounded to the nearest whole number; individual components may not sum to the totals.

These figures have been drawn from administrative IT systems, which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.