asked Her Majesty's Government:
What is the certified normal accommodation and operational capacity of A wing at HM Young Offender Institution Stoke Heath; and [HL7859]
How many people were being held on A wing at HM Young Offender Institution Stoke Heath at the time of the incident there on 2 October; and how many of these were juveniles; and [HL7860]
Whether HM Prison Service deployed tornado teams to HM Young Offender Institution Stoke Heath in the course of the incident on 2 October; if so, how many teams were deployed; and from what other institutions; and [HL7861]
Whether the incident on 2 October at HM Young Offender Institution Stoke Heath came to an end as a result of negotiation or by intervention; and whether any force was used by staff in bringing the incident to an end; and [HL7862]
Whether any young offenders or staff were injured at HM Young Offender Institution Stoke Heath during the incident on 2 October or in the course of its conclusion; and, if so, what was the extent of their injuries.[HL7895]
The certified normal accommodation and operational capacity on Stoke Heath young offender institution’s alpha wing was 72 up until 1 October when an incident temporarily put it out of use. Seventy-two people were being held on the wing, all of whom were juveniles.
Six tornado teams were deployed from other establishments: two from Birmingham and one each from Stoke Heath, Shrewsbury, Brinsford and Featherstone. Negotiators successfully brought the incident to an end with only six young trainees needing to be restrained.