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Young Offender Institutions: Strip Searching

Volume 688: debated on Monday 8 January 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

On how many occasions strip searching involving physical restraint occurred at Brinsford young offender institution in relation to, respectively, male and female clients during each of the 12 months prior to 1 November; and [HL939]

On how many occasions strip searching involving physical restraint occurred at Castington young offender institution in relation to, respectively, male and female clients during each of the 12 months prior to 1 November; and [HL940]

On how many occasions strip searching involving physical restraint occurred at Feltham young offender institution in relation to, respectively, male and female clients during each of the 12 months prior to 1 November; and [HL941]

On how many occasions strip searching involving physical restraint occurred at Hindley young offender institution in relation to, respectively, male and female clients during each of the 12 months prior to 1 November; and [HL942]

On how many occasions strip searching involving physical restraint occurred at Huntercombe young offender institution in relation to, respectively, male and female clients during each of the 12 months prior to 1 November. [HL943]

The information available is set out in the table attached and shows the number of times strip searches were undertaken using approved control and restraint techniques in the 12 months prior to 1 November. All the establishments hold male young offenders only.

Number of full searches under control and restraint

Date

(HL 939) Brinsford

(HL 940) Castington

(HL 941) Feltham

(HL 942) Hindley

(HL 493) Huntercombe

November 2005

0

1

3

0

2

December 2005

0

1

6

1

7

January 2006

0

0

8

0

4

February 2006

0

0

11

0

0

March 2006

0

0

1

0

1

April 2006

1

0

4

0

1

May 2006

1

0

3

1

1

June 2006

0

0

3

1

2

July 2006

0

1

0

1

0

August 2006

0

0

4

0

2

September 2006

0

0

5

1

0

October 2006

0

1

3

0

0

Total

2

4

48

5

20