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|Cost per prisoner (cash terms)|
Data for cost per prisoner place reflect establishment costs only and does not include Head Quarter overheads. These figures are not comparable with the Prison Service cost per prisoner Key Performance Indicator.
Mr. Chope: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he intends to carry out a regulatory impact assessment into the impact of fees to be charged by the Criminal Records Bureau on voluntary and charitable organisations working with young people; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Boateng: The numbers of homicides between prisoners over the period requested, and the ethnicity of those who died, is given in the table. Information about the racial motivation of those convicted of murder is not recorded. In one of this year's cases evidence of the accused's racial attitudes was a prominent feature of the evidence presented at the trial.
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|1991||2||2 x White|
|1992||2||2 x White|
|1993||3||3 x White|
|1994||3||2 x White; 1 x Black Caribbean|
|1995||2||2 x White|
|1996||2||1 x Asian Pakistani; 1 x White|
|1997||2||2 x White|
|1998||5||5 x White|
|2000||3||1 x Asian-Pakistani; 2 x White|
(58) Count as at 28 November 2000
Improvements have been made to the way in which prisoners are risk assessed--a revised Prisoner Escort Record (PER) that accompanies individuals during court or prison moves and highlights specific risk factors, including violence, racist behaviour and sexual offences, now in use estate-wide. Accompanying guidance reinforces the importance of passing PER information to the staff involved in, for example, first-night risk assessment and accommodation issues.
Work has also been undertaken to develop a Safer Prisons initiative. The Prison Service will shortly be introducing a Safer Prisons Standard that will encourage a 'whole-prison' approach. As well as setting out actions to reduce violence and bullying in establishments, it also focuses on prisoner care and staff/prisoner relationships.
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Mr. Llwyd: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action he is taking to provide prison employees with (a) racial and (b) sexual orientation awareness training; and if he will make a statement. 
Equal Opportunities Officers who deal with staff issues and Race Relations Liaison Officers who deal specifically with prisoners are appointed and trained in each establishment. The role of Equal Opportunities Officer includes raising awareness in discrimination and harassment. In addition, race relations training is provided as part of the Prison Officer Induction Training course.
Mr. Charles Clarke [holding answer 29 November, 2000]: The information requested is set out in the table. Before April 1995 information was collected on a calendar year basis. From April 1995 it has been done on a financial year basis. The table reflects the different collection periods.
|Year||Total police recruitment||Total police wastage|
(59) The figures for 1994-95 cover 15 months to take account of the change from calendar year to financial year.
|Force||Total strength at 31 March 1997|
|Avon and Somerset||2,989|
|City of London||859|
|Devon and Cornwall||2,865|
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