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Young Offender Institutions: Huntercombe

Volume 690: debated on Wednesday 21 March 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

On how many occasions since September 2004 independent monitoring boards have raised with the Home Office and the Youth Justice Board their concerns about the arrival late at night of young people being transported to the Huntercombe young offender institution. [HL2541]

The independent monitoring board at YOI Huntercombe has raised concerns to the Home Office and Youth Justice Board on 64 occasions since September 2004.

asked Her Majesty's Government:

At what time is the latest recorded arrival of a young person at Huntercombe young offender institution. [HL2542]

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How often in the past 12 months juveniles have been transported to Huntercombe young offender institution in shared transport with adult prisoners. [HL2544]

Contractors’ records show that between March 2006 and February 2007, 90 juvenile prisoners shared transport with adult prisoners while being escorted to HMYOI Huntercombe. In such circumstances management arrangements ensure effective separation within the vehicle.

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many young people in Huntercombe young offender institution have been held more than 100 miles from their homes in the latest period for which figures are available. [HL2558]

As of January 2007, there were 13 young people from HMYOI Huntercombe who were being held more than 100 miles from their home address.

Where no home address is listed for a young person the committal court has been used as a proxy address.