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Prisons: Muslim Chaplains

Volume 707: debated on Thursday 12 February 2009

Question

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Muslim chaplains are currently serving in prisons in England and Wales; which prisons they are at; and what is the total number of Muslim chaplains serving in each prison for the past five years. [HL1295]

There are currently 197 Muslim chaplains serving in prisons in England and Wales. The number of Muslim chaplains currently serving at each prison is set out in the table below. These figures will include chaplains appointed on an employed (full time and part time) basis, and on a sessional basis (some sessional chaplains work for only a few hours each week). Information on the number of Muslim chaplains serving in each prison for the last five years is not collected centrally or locally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

Prison establishment

Number of Muslim Chaplains

Acklington

1

Albany

1

Altcourse

1

Ashfield

1

Ashwell

1

Askham Grange

1

Aylesbury

1

Bedford

2

Belmarsh

3

Birmingham

3

Blakenhurst

2

Blantyre House

1

Blundeston

1

Brinsford

2

Bristol

2

Brixton

4

Brockhill

2

Bronzefield

1

Buckley Hall

2

Bullingdon

2

Bullwood Hall

1

Camp Hill

1

Canterbury

1

Cardiff

1

Castington

1

Channings Wood

Vacancy

Chelmsford

2

Coldingley

1

Cookham Wood

2

Dartmoor

1

Deerbolt

1

Doncaster

I

Dorchester

1

Dovegate

1

Dover

2

Downview

I

Drake Hall

I

Durham

2

East Sutton Park

1

Eastwood Park

1

Edmunds Hill

1

Elmley

1

Erlestoke

1

Everthorpe

1

Exeter

Vacancy

Featherstone

1

Feltham

6

Ford

1

Forest Bank

2

Foston Hall

1

Frankland

1

Full Sutton

3

Garth

1

Gartree

1

Glen Parva

1

Gloucester

1

Grendon/Springhill

1

Guys Marsh

1

Haslar

2

Haverigg

1

Hewell Grange

1

High Down

1

Highpoint

1

Hindley

1

Hollesley Bay

1

Holloway

1

Holme House

1

Hull

1

Huntercombe

2

Kennet

1

Kingston

1

Kirkham

2

Kirklevington Grange

1

Lancaster Castle

1

Lancaster Farms

1

Latchmere House

1

Leeds

3

Leicester

1

Lewes

2

Leyhill

1

Lincoln

1

Lindholme

2

Littlehey

1

Liverpool

1

Long Lartin

3

Low Newton

1

Lowdham Grange

2

Maidstone

1

Manchester

3

Moorland Closed

1

Moorland Open

1

Morton Hall

Vacancy

New Hall

1

North Sea Camp

1

Northallerton

1

Norwich

1

Nottingham

1

Onley

2

Parc

1

Parkhurst

1

Pentonville

1

Peterborough

1

Portland

1

Prescoed

1

Preston

1

Ranby

1

Reading

1

Risley

2

Rochester

1

Rye Hill

2

Send

1

Shepton Mallet

Vacancy

Shrewsbury

2

Springhill

1

Stafford

2

Stanford Hill

1

Stocken

1

Stoke Heath

1

Styal

2

Sudbury

1

Swaleside

2

Swansea

1

Swinfen Hall

2

The Mount

2

The Verne

1

Thorn Cross

1

Usk

1

Wakefield

2

Wandsworth

4

Warren Hill

1

Wayland

1

Wealstun

1

Wellingborough

1

Werrington

1

Wetherby

1

Whatton

1

Whitemoor

2

Winchester

Vacancy

Wolds

2

Woodhill

4

Wormwood Scrubs

4

Wymott

2