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Dr. Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prison governors were (a) relieved of their duties and (b) demoted in each year since 1995; and what proportion of governors this represented. [144651]

Mr. Boateng: There are 124 governing governors in publicly run prisons. Information is only available for the last two years. In the year 1999 two governing governors were moved from post at short notice (1.6 per cent). In 2000, 11 governors were moved from post at short notice (8.8 per cent). Governors are moved for a variety of reasons. These include poor health, early retirement, career moves and poorly performing establishments. On occasions, more than one factor leads to a move. No governing governor was demoted in either year.

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Dr. Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prison officers, other than those in senior and principal grade, left through (a) resignations and (b) transfer from each of the London prisons and Feltham YOI in proportion to total officer numbers in each year for each establishment since 1995. [144652]

Mr. Boateng: The information requested is provided in the tables. Due to a change in computer system during 1995-96, the information requested is not available before April 1997. The figures given in the tables represent the number of basic grade officers who have resigned or who have transferred from each of the London prisons as a proportion of staff in post.

Resignations as percentage of staff in post

1997-981998-991999-20002000-01(20)
Brixton1.00.82.21.5
Feltham2.61.14.61.7
Latchmere House0.00.00.00.0
Pentonville1.61.82.03.2
Wandsworth1.52.31.40.8
Wormwood Scrubs0.81.82.02.7
Holloway4.24.64.26.6
Belmarsh0.71.82.45.2


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Transfers as percentage of staff in post

1997-981998-991999-20002000-01(20)
Brixton8.65.05.54.1
Feltham7.29.918.87.8
Latchmere House10.36.73.20.0
Pentonville7.211.16.52.7
Wandsworth13.95.53.74.9
Wormwood Scrubs10.87.29.55.9
Holloway19.05.95.111.6
Belmarsh12.87.85.93.7

(20) Annualised percentage using data from April 2000 to December 2000.


Mr. Stinchcombe: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average level of staff sickness was in each Prison Service establishment in (a) 1999-2000 and (b) the period since 1 April 2000. [144950]

Mr. Boateng: The information is given in the table and provides the average number of working days lost per member of staff for the periods shown.

EstablishmentAverage level of staff sickness 1999-2000Average level of staff sickness April-November 2000
Acklington13.46.4
Albany10.66.7
Ashwell12.46.0
Askham Grange13.76.9
Aylesbury22.514.6
Bedford10.210.1
Belmarsh16.514.1
Birmingham19.216.7
Blantyre House8.26.6
Blundeston15.87.1
Brinsford14.310.1
Bristol15.911.4
Brixton17.817.6
Brockhill11.310.5
Buckley Hall--4.1
Bullingdon16.911.2
Bullwood Hall19.513.2
Camp Hill15.27.5
Canterbury10.711.2
Cardiff13.19.3
Castington(21)23.416.6
Channings Wood9.36.3
Chelmsford14.010.0
Coldingley9.98.1
Cookham Wood13.87.3
Dartmoor12.68.7
Deerbolt12.88.2
Dorchester15.87.7
Dover12.711.3
Downview12.79.4
Drake Hall11.87.0
Durham12.07.7
East Sutton Park10.17.3
Eastwood Park15.78.3
Elmley18.39.8
Erlestoke13.17.9
Everthorpe6.48.1
Exeter17.69.1
Featherstone12.712.3
Feltham16.411.0
Ford11.87.3
Foston Hall15.05.9
Frankland9.77.7
Full Sutton12.08.3
Garth15.511.4
Gartree13.56.6
Glen Parva10.76.7
Gloucester15.48.2
Grendon13.77.1
Guys Marsh11.99.0
Haslar13.48.6
Hatfield8.46.2
Haverigg10.46.0
Hewell Grange7.92.6
Highdown12.68.2
Highpoint8.26.2
Hindley11.99.0
Hollesley Bay12.66.7
Holloway27.620.5
Holme House12.89.6
HQ5.74.0
Hull11.27.4
Huntercombe9.711.5
Kingston8.75.2
Kirkham10.710.4
Kirklevington13.43.2
Lancaster11.99.5
Lancaster Farms14.39.7
Latchmere House5.37.8
Leeds12.39.0
Leicester15.412.4
Lewes11.08.2
Leyhill14.17.1
Lincoln10.65.7
Lindholme11.96.2
Littlehey15.013.2
Liverpool13.911.0
Long Lartin11.16.3
Low Newton9.89.7
Maidstone11.29.8
Manchester15.99.1
Moorland9.86.1
Morton Hall15.09.7
New Hall13.510.0
North Sea Camp9.16.5
Northallerton14.29.3
Norwich14.98.9
Nottingham9.16.1
Onley14.810.5
Parkhurst12.17.7
Pentonville18.111.0
Portland10.111.2
Preston13.210.2
Ranby13.28.2
Reading13.712.8
Risley22.811.2
Rochester13.55.2
Send9.84.3
Shepton Mallet8.27.2
Shrewsbury11.48.0
Stafford15.79.6
Standford Hill19.810.4
Stocken9.96.0
Stoke Heath13.810.4
Styal17.811.3
Sudbury6.95.0
Swaleside12.48.1
Swansea19.58.9
Swinfen Hall9.16.4
The Mount11.17.2
The Verne13.47.2
Thorn Cross11.26.5
Usk/Prescoed6.23.4
Wakefield10.28.3
Wandsworth18.612.2
Wayland11.67.6
Wealstun11.76.3
Weare14.78.8
Wellingborough14.08.6
Werrington13.410.5
Wetherby10.26.5
Whatton6.29.2
Whitemoor16.711.8
Winchester19.410.7
Woodhill17.010.1
Wormwood Scrubs21.913.0
Wymott12.910.1
Grand Total13.59.1

(21) Castington's sickness is over stated due to technical difficulties, potentially up to four days


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Mr. Stinchcombe: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the time spent by prison staff in each Prison Service establishment on training was in (a) 1999-2000 and (b) the period since 1 April 2000. [144949]

Mr. Boateng: The average number of days spent by prison staff in each Prison Service establishment on training in 1999-2000 and from April to November 2000 is listed in the table. Private prisons are not required to submit training data. Data from April to November 2000 are annualised and provisional.

Prison1999-20002000-01
Acklington7.44.4
Albany8.53.1
Ashwell6.55.5
Askham Grange4.84.6
Aylesbury7.57.2
Bedford6.45.1
Belmarsh7.48.1
Birmingham7.93.3
Blantyre House6.84.5
Blundeston4.85.4
Brinsford10.76.8
Bristol8.14.0
Brixton4.23.8
Brockhill7.85.7
Bullingdon8.414.1
Bullwood Hall8.05.9
Camp Hill5.23.2
Canterbury6.85.9
Cardiff7.96.2
Castington11.913.5
Channings Wood7.97.4
Chelmsford6.95.7
Coldingly7.54.1
Cookham Wood9.17.2
Dartmoor7.66.4
Deerbolt6.26.5
Dorchester9.03.5
Dover7.25.0
Downview14.35.0
Drake Hall7.63.4
Durham9.45.7
East Sutton Park8.98.1
Eastwood Park11.84.1
Elmley5.110.7
Erlestoke10.84.6
Everthorpe6.56.7
Exeter7.17.2
Featherstone4.83.2
Feltham11.93.8
Ford8.05.3
Foston Hall6.613.8
Frankland10.45.9
Full Sutton6.34.6
Garth6.54.5
Gartree11.25.2
Glen Parva6.04.2
Gloucester6.46.3
Grendon7.06.2
Guys Marsh7.45.8
Haslar7.86.7
Hatfield7.26.2
Haverigg6.08.5
Hewell Grange6.84.8
Highdown8.610.5
Highpoint7.25.8
Hindley6.87.6
Hollesley Bay6.02.0
Holloway6.58.5
Holme House5.55.2
Hull6.14.7
Huntercombe14.913.0
Kingston60.35.2
Kirkham6.411.3
Kirklevington6.45.6
Lancaster9.27.7
Lancaster Farms8.16.2
Latchmere House6.25.9
Leeds4.83.0
Leicester6.110.6
Lewes6.63.9
Leyhill9.95.2
Lincoln6.64.0
Lindholme6.75.7
Littlehey8.34.1
Liverpool5.44.0
Long Lartin9.28.1
Low Newton8.67.1
Maidstone7.38.3
Manchester4.54.1
Moorland5.93.0
Morton Hall6.220.6
Mount9.94.2
New Hall4.52.5
North Sea Camp2.44.9
Northallerton8.76.3
Norwich6.25.7
Nottingham6.94.5
Onley12.58.2
Parkhurst8.06.4
Pentonville6.28.2
Portland7.16.7
Preston7.06.0
Ranby6.68.3
Reading8.04.5
Risley5.05.8
Rochester6.35.9
Send10.65.7
Shepton Mallet8.06.6
Shrewsbury8.11.0
Stafford5.83.3
Standford Hill7.56.4
Stocken6.44.1
Stoke Heath11.16.4
Styal3.44.1
Sudbury6.65.4
Swaleside7.46.1
Swansea6.76.9
Swinfen Hall6.95.8
Thorn Cross6.59.2
Usk8.57.6
Verne7.26.7
Wakefield7.77.6
Wandsworth8.66.8
Wayland7.06.4
Wealstun8.57.6
Weare8.28.2
Wellingborough6.76.6
Werrington8.97.7
Wetherby8.16.5
Whatton6.86.7
Whitemoor7.98.7
Winchester6.86.6
Woodhill8.12.2
Wormwood Scrubs4.94.3
Wymott7.55.7

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