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Young Offender Institutions: Physical Restraint

Volume 688: debated on Monday 8 January 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

On how many occasions strip searching involving physical restraint occurred at Ashfield young offender institution in relation to, respectively, male and female clients during each of the 12 months prior to 1 November. [HL938]

I refer the noble Lord to the Answer given on 11 December (WA 174).

HMP & YOI Ashfield: use of physical restraint November 2005 to October 2006

Month

Incidents where physical restraint is used

Black and minority ethnic prisoners involved in physical restraint

Full searching (strip-searching) involving physical restraint

November 2005

52

10

0

December 2005

30

3

0

January 2006

48

11

0

February 2006

34

8

0

March 2006

30

4

0

April 2006

27

10

0

May 2006

42

6

0

June 2006

31

2

0

July 2006

40

5

0

August 2006

51

11

0

September 2006

38

12

0

October 2006

52

4

0

Total

475

86

0

asked Her Majesty's Government:

On how many occasions physical restraint occurred at Hindley young offender institution in relation to, respectively, male and female black and ethnic minority clients during each of the 12 months prior to 1 November; and [HL732]

On how many occasions physical restraint occurred at Huntercombe young offender institution in relation to, respectively, male and female black and ethnic minority clients during each of the 12 months prior to 1 November; and [HL733]

On how many occasions physical restraint occurred at Lancaster Farms young offender institution in relation to, respectively, male and female black and ethnic minority clients during each of the 12 months prior to 1 November; and [HL734]

On how many occasions physical restraint occurred at Stoke Heath young offender institution in relation to, respectively, male and female black and ethnic minority clients during each of the 12 months prior to 1 November; and [HL735]

On how many occasions physical restraint occurred at Thorn Cross young offender institution in relation to, respectively, male and female black and ethnic minority clients during each of the 12 months prior to 1 November; and [HL736]

On how many occasions physical restraint occurred at Warren Hill young offender institution in relation to, respectively, male and female black and ethnic minority clients during each of the 12 months prior to 1 November; and [HL737]

On how many occasions physical restraint occurred at Werrington young offender institution in relation to, respectively, male and female black and ethnic minority clients during each of the 12 months prior to 1 November; and [HL793]

On how many occasions physical restraint occurred at Wetherby young offender institution in relation to, respectively, male and female black and ethnic minority clients during each of the 12 months prior to 1 November. [HL794]

The attached table shows the number of times approved control and restraint techniques were used in addition to other incidents where use of force was applied in relation to black and minority ethnic (BME) prisoners in the 12 months prior to 1 November. All the establishments hold male young offenders only.

Use of Physical Restraint-(using approved Control and Restraint techniques and any other incidents where use of force is applied) in relation to black and minority ethnic (BME) prisoners.

Date

(HL 732) Hindley

(HL 733) Huntercombe

(HL 734) Lancaster Farms

(HL 735) Stoke Heath

(HL 736) Thom Cross

(HL 737) Warren Hill

(HL 793) Werrington

(HL 794) Wetherby

Nov 2005

7

15

4

4

0

9

0

4

Dec 2005

0

22

1

4

0

5

10

2

Jan 2006

2

38

No data

5

0

6

2

4

Feb 2006

10

7

10

6

0

3

3

2

Mar 2006

5

13

2

5

1

6

11

0

Apr 2006

4

13

4

3

0

2

24

4

May 2006

3

23

1

4

1

7

13

4

Jun 2006

9

12

6

10

0

3

13

4

Jul 2006

3

21

2

15

0

4

13

6

Aug 2006

11

27

0

11

0

3

5

6

Sep 2006

5

17

3

10

0

2

8

7

Oct 2006

3

17

2

5

0

8

10

3

Total

62

225

35

82

2

58

112

46

asked Her Majesty's Government:

On how many occasions physical restraint was used at Ashfield young offender institution on, respectively, male and female clients during each of the 12 months prior to 1 November. [HL686]

asked Her Majesty's Government:

On how many occasions physical restraint was used at Brinsford young offender institution on, respectively, male and female clients during each of the 12 months prior to 1 November; and [HL687]

On how many occasions physical restraint was used at Castington young offender institution on, respectively, male and female clients during each of the 12 months prior to 1 November; and [HL688]

On how many occasions physical restraint was used at Feltham young offender institution on, respectively, male and female clients during each of the 12 months prior to 1 November. [HL689]