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Prisons

Mr. Cox: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisons in England and Wales have a race relations committee. [18085]

Miss Widdecombe: Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the temporary Director General of the Prison Service, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from A. J. Butler to Mr. Tom Cox, dated 4 March 1996:


Prison Ombudsman

Mr. Cox: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases have been referred to the prison ombudsman since his appointment. [18083]

Miss Widdecombe: The prison ombudsman had received 2,327 letters of complaint by 27 February 1996, of which 620 were eligible for investigation by his office; the eligibility of a further 121 was being considered. Investigations into 463 complaints have now been completed and the complaint upheld on 201 occasions. In a further 42 cases the complaint was resolved or withdrawn during the course of the investigation.

Departmental Expenditure

Mr. David Porter: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the total expenditure by his Department in (a) Waveney and (b) Suffolk in 1994-95; what it will be in 1995-96, broken down by category; and if he will make a statement. [17842]

Mr. Howard: The table lists Home Office expenditure in Suffolk in 1994-95 and 1995-96.

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£000

1994-95(10)1995-96
Police grants to county council and police authority29,91529,886
Probation grants to county council3,0403,210
Civil defence grants to county council and police authority230215
Voluntary Services31
Crime Prevention Grants100--
Section 11 (ethnic minorities) grants to county council266216
Immigration Service460502
Prison Service29,50828,609
Total63,52262,639

(10) Estimated.


Home Office grants to the county council and police authority are generally not earmarked for particular areas of the county. Of the totals above, only Prison Service expenditure of £8,193,000 (1994-95) and £8,130,000 (1995-96) can be identified as spent specifically in Waveney.

Peter Samuel Cook

Mrs. Anne Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recommendations have been made by the Parole Board in respect of Peter Samuel Cook. [17919]

Miss Widdecombe: A discretionary lifer panel of the Parole Board considered Mr. Cook's case on 6 June 1995. The panel recommended that he should be transferred to a category D--open--prison. This recommendation has been accepted and Mr. Cook is now waiting to be transferred.

Mrs. Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if Peter Samuel Cook has received (a) treatment and (b) therapy while he has been in prison.[17921]

Miss Widdecombe: Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the temporary Director General of the Prison Service, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from A. J. Pearson to Mrs. Anne Campbell, dated 4 March 1996:


Rapists

Mrs. Anne Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) treatments and

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(b) therapies are made available to convicted rapists whilst they are in prison. [17920]

Miss Widdecombe: Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the temporary Director General of the Prison Service, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from A. J. Pearson to Mrs. Anne Campbell, dated 4 March 1996:


Open Prison Transfers

Mrs. Anne Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if a risk assessment is carried out on all prisoners prior to their transfer to open prisons in respect of their contact with the local residential population. [17922]

Miss Widdecombe: Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the temporary Director General of the Prison Service, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from A. J. Butler to Mrs. Anne Campbell, dated 4 March 1996:

The Home Secretary has asked me, in the absence of the Director general from the office, to reply to your recent Question about risk assessment on all prisoners prior to their transfer to open prisons in respect of their contact with the local residential population.


Terrorist Incidents

Mr. Rooney: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what dates terrorist incidents ascribed to the IRA have taken place on the British mainland for each year since 1980. [18744]

Mr. Howard: The information available relates to acts of terrorism connected with the affairs of Northern Ireland as defined in section 14 of the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act 1989. Until 1989 only those incidents which caused death or injury were recorded.

DateLocationDeath/injuries
2 December 1980Princess Louise Regiment Territorial Army Centre, Hammersmith Road, London W6Device exploded injuring five people
10 October 1981Ebury Bridge Road, London SW1Device exploded killing two people and injuring 39
17 October 1981London SE21One person injured in an explosion
26 October 1981Wimpy Bar, Oxford Street, London W1One person killed in an explosion
23 November 1981Royal Artillery HQ, Government House, Woolwich New Road, London SE18Device exploded injuring two people
20 July 1982South Carriage Road, Hyde Park, London W1Device exploded killing four people and injuring 28
Regents Park, London NW1Device exploded killing seven people and injuring 31
10 December 1983Royal Artillery Barracks, Repository Road, London SE18Device exploded injuring three people
17 December 1983Outside Harrods, Knightsbridge, London SW3Six people were killed and 91 injured in an explosion
25 December 1983Orchard Street, London W1Device exploded injuring two people
12 October 1984Grand Hotel, Brighton, SussexDevice exploded during the Conservative Party Conference killing five people and injuring 30 others
15/16 August 1987VariousPostal devices were sent to six senior civil servants. No injuries
1 August 1988Inglis Barracks, London SW7Device exploded killing one person and injuring eight others
20 February 1989Ternhill Barracks, ShropshireOne person injured in an explosion
22 September 1989Royal Marines School of Music, North Barracks, Deal, KentDevice exploded killing 11 and injuring 21 others
15 November 1989KensingtonDevice discovered and defused. No injuries
18 November 1989Married Quarters, ColchesterDevice attached to car exploded injuring two people
16 January 1990Army HQ, SE District, AldershotPostal device discovered and defused--No injuries
20 February 1990Combined Services Recruitment Centre, Rutland Street, LeicesterDevice attached to a vehicle exploded nearby injuring two people
25 February 1990Army Recruiting Office, New Road, HalifaxDevice exploded. No injuries
14 May 1990Service Education Centre, Eltham, S London SE9Device exploded injuring five people
16 May 1990Army Recruiting Centre, Wembley, MiddlesexDevice exploded killing one person and injuring four others
1 June 1990Lichfield Railway Station, StaffordshireOne person was killed and two others injured in a shooting incident
9 June 1990Honourable Artillery HQ, City Road, London EC119 people were injured in an explosion
12 June 1990HampshireDevice discovered and defused. No injuries
21 June 1990RAF Stanmore Park, UxbridgeDevice exploded. No injuries
25 June 1990Carlton Club, St. James, London SW1Bomb exploded injuring 20 people
6 July 1990The Strand, London WC2Small device exploded in a litter bin. No injuries
20 July 1990Stock Exchange, London EC1Device exploded--no injuries
30 July 1990PevenseyIan Gow MP was killed when a device exploded under his car
6 August 1990London NW8Device discovered and defused at the former home of Lord Armstrong. No injuries
13 August 1990DidcotDevice discovered and defused at the home of Sir Anthony Farrar-Hockley. No injuries
10 September 1990Army and Navy Recruiting Office, DerbyBomb exploded--no injuries
17 September 1990Army Information Centre, Finchley, LondonArmy colour sergeant shot and injured as he sat in a car outside the office
18 September 1990StaffordshireAir Chief Marshall Sir Peter Terry was shot and injured at his home. His wife suffered minor injuries
27 September 1990Royal Overseas League, Park Place, London WC1Device discovered and defused. No injuries
24 January 1991Territorial Army Firing Range, Cannock Chase, StaffordshireSmall explosion and a shot was fired. No injuries
7 February 1991Downing Street, London SW1Three mortar bombs fired. One minor injury
18 February 1991Paddington Station, London W2Device exploded. No injuries
Victoria Station, London SW1Device exploded. One man killed and 38 people injured
25 February 1991Napsbury Lane, St. AlbansDevice exploded on a railway line. No injuries
3 April 1991Preston Railway Station, Preston, LancashireA number of incendiary devices were found on a platform. No injuries
5 April 1991Arndale Shopping Centre, ManchesterA number of devices were discovered in shops, some of which caused fires. No injuries
28 June 1991Beck Theatre, Hayes, MiddlesexDevice discovered and defused outside the theatre. No injuries
30 June 1991Royal Navy and RAF Recruiting Office, Fishergate Centre, PrestonDevice discovered. Detonated in controlled explosion. No injuries
5 August 1991Cambridge Public House, Charing Cross Road, LondonFire caused by incendiary devices. No injuries
29 August 1991London Underground Depot, Hammersmith W6Three incendiary devices discovered under a seat. No injuries
31 August 1991Bargain Bookshop, Charing Cross Road, London WC2Incendiary device discovered. No injuries
15 November 1991Old Barclays Bank, St. Peters Street, St. Albans, HertfordshireDevice exploded killing two members of the Provisional IRA. A member of the public was injured
1 December 1991The Discount Furniture Store Habitat, The World of Leather, The Reject Shop, Tottenham Court RoadA number of incendiary devices ignited causing damage to property but no injuries
2 December 1991Littlewoods, Oxford Street, London W1Incendiary device ignited. No injuries
7-8 December 1991Various locations in BlackpoolA number of incendiary devices were discovered in locations around Blackpool. No injuries
8 December 1991Arndale Centre, ManchesterSeven incendiary devices ignited. No injuries
14 December 1991Brent Cross Shopping CentreFour devices found in shops. No injuries
15 December 1991Sainsbury Wing, National Gallery, London WC2An incendiary device partially ignited. No injuries
16 December 1991Railway line near Clapham JunctionBomb exploded on the railway line. No injuries
23 December 1991Ilford Underground DepotIncendiary device ignited. No injuries
Neasden Underground DeportIncendiary devices ignited. No injuries
Train at Harrow on the HillIncendiary devices ignited. No injuries
10 January 1992 Whitehall Place, London SW1Small device exploded. No injuries
17 January 1992Marquis of Granby Public House, Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1Two incendiary devices discovered. No injuries
30 January 1992Elephant and Castle Underground Depot, London SE17Incendiary device found. No injuries
3 February 1992Neasden Underground DepotIncendiary device found under seat. No injuries
7 February 1992London Underground Sidings between Barking and Upney StationsIncendiary device ignited. No injuries
11 February 1992Telephone box, Parliamentary Street, London SW1 (outside the Treasury)Small device discovered and made safe. No injuries
28 February 1992London Bridge Railway Station, London SE1Device exploded injuring 29 people
29 February 1992Crown Prosecution Service, London EC4Device exploded injuring two people
1 March 1992White Hart Lane BR Station Tottenham, London N17Small device discovered and defused
10 March 1992Near Wandsworth Common Railway Station, London SW18Small device exploded beside railway line. No injuries
6 April 1992Bridle Lane, near Piccadilly Circus, London W1Device exploded outside a building housing various offices
10 April 1992St. Mary Axe, City of London EC3Large improvised explosive device exploded killing three people and injuring 91. Many properties damaged
11 April 1992Staples Corner, Junction of M1 and North Circular RoadLarge improvised explosive device exploded causing serious damage to roads and nearby buildings
9-10 May 1992Metro Centre, GatesheadA number of incendiary devices ignited causing minimal damage
7 June 1992Royal Festival Hall, London SE1Device exploded causing blast damage. No injuries
8 June 1992A64 Leeds-York near Tadcaster, North YorkshireConstable Goodman was shot and killed and a PC seriously injured by two gunmen
10 June 1992Wilcox Place, Victoria StreetSmall device exploded in a litter bin near the Army and Navy Dept. Store. No injuries
15 June 1992St. Albans Street, near Piccadilly CircusDevice exploded in a cab, which had been hijacked. No injuries
25 June 1992Coleman Street, City of London EC2Device exploded hidden in a brief case under a car. Limited damage. One police officer suffered shock
30-31 July 1992Milton Keynes (Shops, Library)Two incendiary devices discovered--only minimal damage caused
25 August 1992Shropshire Regimental Museum and two furniture shops, ShrewsburyA small device exploded at the museum and incendiary devices ignited in the shops. Some damage caused in the museum
6 September 1992London Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London W1Small device exploded in the gents' toilets in the foyer of the hotel. Little damage and no casualties
17 September 1992Madame Tussaud's, Marylebone Road, London NW1Two incendiary devices caused a small fire
The Planetarium, Marylebone Road, London NW1A small device exploded causing minor damage
Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London SE1Two incendiary devices discovered and extinguished. Minor damage caused
7 October 1992Junction of The Haymarket and Panton Street, Piccadilly SW1Small device exploded in a litter bin. Five people suffered minor injuries. Minimal damage
Near Centre Point, Flitcroft Street, London WC2Small device exploded behind a BT junction box. Slight damage and no casualties
8 October 1992Tooley Street, London SE1Device exploded under a car causing damage to two other cars. One person slightly injured
Melcombe Street, London NW1Small device exploded under a car, causing little damage and no injuries
9 October 1992Royal British Legion, Nursery Road, Southgate N14Small device exploded under a car in the car park. No injuries
Car Park, Arnos Grove Underground StationSmall device exploded under a car. No injuries
10 October 1992Paddington Green Police Station, Harrow Road, Paddington W2Device exploded in a phone box outside the police station. One person injured
12 October 1992Sussex Arms Public House, Long Acre, Convent GardenA device exploded in the gents' toilets killing one person (who died the following day as a result of injuries) and injuring four others
19 October 1992Novotel Hotel, Shortlands, Hammersmith W6Small device exploded under the wheel arch of a coach parked outside the Hotel. No casualties
Oxenden Street, London SW1Device exploded under a car. Two people treated for shock
21 October 1992Railway Line, Nr Silver Street Station EdmontonDevice exploded on the track as a train was passing, causing little damage. Two people were treated for minor injuries
21 October 1992 (Cont.)Princess Louise Territorial Army Centre, Hammersmith Road W6Device, believed to have been hung on railings, exploded. Three people suffered minor injuries
Railway Line, Nr Harrow Road (junction with Furness Road) NW10Device exploded causing slight damage to the track, but no casualties.
22 October 1992Sewage Pipe, Wick Lane E3Small device exploded causing damage to a sewage pipe. No casualties
25 October 1992London SW1Device exploded in a doorway causing some damage to the building and to nearby cars. No casualties
30 October 1992Whitehall, London SW1 (nr Downing Street)Small device exploded in a hijacked minicab outside Cabinet Office. No one was injured
14 November 1992Stoke Newington Road, London N16Van discovered containing a very large improvised explosive device. One policeman was shot and injured confronting two men
15 November 1992Canada Tower, Canary WharfLarge improvised explosive device is made safe after security guards challenged two men
16 November 1992Collingwood Street, Bethnal Green E1Device in van made safe
1 December 1992Stephens Street/Tottenham Court RoadLarge improvised explosive device in van made safe
3 December 1992Deansgate and Cateaton Street, ManchesterTwo small devices exploded under bushes causing damage to properties and minor injury to 64 people
9 December 1992Woodside Park Underground Station, London N12HME device partially detonated in a van in car park. No injuries
10 December 1992Wood Green Shopping Centre, London N22Two devices exploded in litter bins outside shops. Eleven people were slightly injured
16 December 1992John Lewis Department Store Oxford Street W1Small device exploded in the gents' toilets on the third floor. One person was treated for shock
Cavendish Square W1Small device exploded in a litter bin. Three people were slightly injured
22 December 1992Hampstead Tube StationSmall device exploded on emergency staircase
6 January 1993Reject Shop, Plaza Shopping Centre, London W1Incendiary device ignited causing minor damage
Dillons' Bookshop, Northumberland Avenue WC2Very small device exploded causing little damage
C and A, Oxford Street W1Incendiary device ignited. Very little damage
Video Shop, 60 Oxford Street W1Incendiary device ignited. Minor damage
7 January 1993Dillon's Bookshop, Northumberland Avenue W1Unignited incendiary device found
14 January 1993Top Shop, Oxford Circus W1Unignited incendiary device found
28 January 1993Harrods, Brompton Road SW1Small device exploded in a litter bin. Two people slightly injured and 30 ft of shop front damaged
3 February 1993Train at Kent House Station, KentSmall device exploded on train stopped and evacuated following warnings. No casualties
South Kensington Tube Station, London SW7Device exploded in underground passage-way following warning and evacuation. No casualties
10 February 1993London SW1Small device exploded in doorway of block of flats. Minor damage. No injuries.
26 February 1993Warrington, CheshirePoliceman shot and injured after stopping a van; a car hijacked; and three devices exploded (and unignited incendiary made safe) at gasworks causing extensive damage and no injuries.
27 February 1993Camden High Street NW1Small device exploded in litter bin. 18 people injured--two seriously
20 March 1993Bridge Street, Warrington, CheshireTwo small devices exploded in litter bins in shopping area. Two children killed and 54 people injured, four extremely seriously
7 April 1993Argyle Square, London WC1Small device exploded in builders skip. Minor damage. No injuries
23 April 1993Esso Oil Refinery, North ShieldsSmall device exploded next to pipe carrying heavy oil. No injuries. Some damage
24 April 1993Bishopsgate, London EC2Large improvised explosive device exploded killing one person and injuring 44 more. Extensive damage to properties
Manor House Tube Station, London N22Small device exploded in hijacked minicab. No injuries
Judd Street, St. Pancras, London WC1Small device exploded in hijacked minicab. No injuries
9 May 1993Galleries Shopping Centre, BristolTwo incendiaries ignited, in the Reject Shop and Waterstone Bookshop. No injuries
12 May 1993Reject Shop, Cornmarket, OxfordIncendiary device malfunctioned. No injuries
9 June 1993Gas Installation, Gateshead, Tyne and WearSmall explosive device detonated causing fire and damage to gas storage tank. No injuries
Esso Oil Refinery, North ShieldsTwo small explosive devices detonated on pipes leading to storage tanks. Little damage, no injuries
13 August 1993Locations in BournemouthSix incendiary devices in retail outlets in Bournemouth. Some ignited causing damage. Two small devices on the pier. One exploded. No injuries
28 August 1993Wormwood Street, London (City) EC2Small device discovered containing semtex. Disrupted by controlled explosion. No damage. No injuries
16 September 1993Curzon Phoenix Cinema, Charing Cross Road WC2Two small incendiary devices found. Had malfunctioned, no damage, no injuries
MGM Cinema, Shaftsbury Avenue WC2One small incendiary device found. Had malfunctioned, no damage, no injuries
2 October 1993Finchley Road, London NW8Three devices exploded. Five people injured some localised damage. One device found and made safe
4 October 1993Tottenham Lane, London N8Two devices exploded. No injuries. Some localised damage
Archway Road, London N19Two devices exploded. No injuries. Some localised damage
4 October 1993 (Cont.)Highgate High Street, London N6One device exploded. No injuries, some localised damage. A second device discovered and made safe
8 October 1993Junction of Coles Green Road and Humber Road near the North Circular Road junction of Staples Corner NW2One device exploded. No injuries, some localised damage
Outside the Black Lion Public House at 295 West End Lane NW6One device exploded. No injuries, some localised damage
23 October 1993Wooton Underwood, Brill, BuckinghamshireDevice exploded, damaging footbridge over railway
24 October 1993Reading StationOne device in toilets made safe. Another device later exploded by the tracks; no injuries and little damage
24 October 1993Basingstoke StationOne device in toilets made safe
29 October 1993Edwardes Square W8Small device exploded beside a car. Extensive damage to car, no injuries
14 December 1993Railway line near Woking station, SurreySmall device exploded on railway line. Slight damage to line. No injuries
16 December 1993Railway line, near Brookwood and Farnborough stations, SurreyTwo devices discovered. Disrupted by controlled explosion
20 December 1993Sorting Office, London EC1Postal device discovered. Made safe. No damage. No injuries
Travellers Tavern, Elizabeth Street, Victoria, London SW16 devices discovered in a holdall. At least one ignited. No injuries, minor damage
Mount Pleasant Sorting Office, London EC1Package ignited. No injuries, minor damage
Northfields Tube Station, London W13Small device ignited in a litter bin. No significant damage and no injuries
27 January 1994C and A, Oxford Street W1Incendiary device ignited; little damage
Mothercare, Oxford Street W1Incendiary device ignited; little damage
Silverdale Travel Goods, Oxford Street W1Incendiary device ignited; some damage
28 January 1994C and A, Oxford Street W1Incendiary device ignited; little damage
Mothercare, Oxford Street W1Incendiary device made safe
29 January 1994Nightingales, Oxford Street W1One incendiary device ignited and another made safe; little damage
18 February 1994Record shop, 157 Charing Cross Road WC2Incendiary device discovered and made safe
19 February 1994Record Shop, 157 Charing Cross Road WC2Very small high explosive device exploded; minor damage
Top Shop, Oxford Circus W1Two incendiary devices ignited; little damage
Hennes Oxford Circus W1Incendiary device ignited; little damage
19 February 1994Newsagents, Great Cumberland Place W1Incendiary device ignited destroying shop
Burtons, New Oxford Street WC1Incendiary device ignited; little damage. A further device was discovered
Burtons, Regent Street W1Incendiary device ignited and very small high explosive device detonated; little damage
Liberty's, Regent Street W1Incendiary device ignited; little damage
Mr. Byrite, Oxford Circus W1Incendiary device made safe
22 February 1994Mr. Handy, Edgware Road W2Incendiary device made safe
9 March 1994Heathrow Airport, London4 mortars launched from a car parked at the Excelsior Hotel, landing on or near the northern runway. None exploded and there was no damage
11 March 1994Heathrow Airport, London4 mortars launched from waste ground, landing on an aircraft parking area near Terminal Four. None exploded and there was no damage
13 March 1994Heathrow Airport, London5 mortars launched from waste ground, landing in the vicinity of Terminal Four. None exploded and there was no damage
15 March 1994Railway line near Sevenoaks, KentIED discovered. Believed to be left over from the series of attacks in December but had failed to detonate
21 March 1994Railway line Orpington, KentTimer of IED discovered. Believed to be left over from series of attacks in December but had failed to detonate
6 June 1994Sevenoaks railway station, KentDevice made safe in controlled explosion
10 June 1994Liberty's Oxford Street, London W1Two incendiary devices discovered and made safe
11 June 1994Mr. Byrite's, Oxford Street, London W1Incendiary device ignited causing little damage. A further device had failed to detonate
13 June 1994Railway line, one mile from Stevenage stationDevice exploded on embankment by railway line. Little damage
12 July 1994Heysham port, LancashireLorry found to contain approximately two tonnes of improvised explosive device
21 July 1994Reading railway stationStolen suitcase found to contain two incendiary devices along with component parts for six high explosive devices
13 August 1994Shopping centre, Bognor RegisExplosive device, left in a bicycle, detonated damaging 15 shops but causing no injuries
Brighton pier, SussexExplosive device found in bicycle. Made safe by controlled explosion
22 August 1994Regent Street W1High explosive device found in litter bin outside Laura Ashley shop. Device defused--no injuries and no damage
9 February 1996South Quay, Canary Wharf, LondonTwo people killed and some 40 injured in an explosion
15 February 1996Junction of Charing Cross Road and Litchfield Street, London WC2High explosive device in telephone kiosk disrupted by controlled explosion
18 February 1996Wellington Street, London WC2Improvised high explosive device detonated prematurely on a bus, killing the terrorist transporting the device and injuring eight other people

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