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Young Offenders: Transfers

Volume 714: debated on Thursday 12 November 2009

Questions

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (a) male prisoners, and (b) female prisoners, were transferred between young offender institutions in the 12 months to September. [HL6125]

The transfer of prisoners is the responsibility of individual establishments in accordance with Prison Service instructions on the categorisation of prisoners and guidance issued by the NOMS chief operating officer. The decision about who is selected to transfer is made by the OCA department in each establishment (sometimes referred to as the “allocations” or “transfer” department). Information on the number of male prisoners transferred between young offender institutions is held centrally but not in the format requested and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will monitor the impact on education of young offenders being transferred to another institution; if so, how they will monitor it; and how and when they will report the findings. [HL6129]

It has not proved possible to respond to the noble Lady in the time available before Prorogation and I will write once a response is available.