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Media Briefings (Race Riots)

Llew Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if his Department (a) briefed and

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(b) made copies of the reports available to the media on inner city riots and urban race relations before they were published on 11 December. [23216]

Mr. Blunkett: The information is as follows:

(a) I gave a broad interview to The Independent on Sunday newspaper on Friday 7 December 2001 on the subject of citizenship. Nothing in the article had not already been said or written by me, including in the publication of my book 'Politics and Progress' on 26 September 2001. The resulting article provoked considerable interest from the media particularly those looking to associate issues arising from this interview with the publication of reports into the summer disturbances, due a few days later. To ensure people clearly understood my position on this and in response to media inquiries, the press office gave a general explanation of how the subject of citizenship was reflected in reports into the disturbances.

(b) No copies of the reports were made available to the media before they were published. The first time media had access to the reports produced by the Home Office was when they attended a press briefing on the morning

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of publication. I did not make my speech in Birmingham until 11.30 am to ensure that this did not pre-empt publication of the reports.

Prison Service

Mr. Stinchcombe: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what results were achieved by the Prison Service on each of its key performance indicators in each prison between April and October. [23903]

Beverley Hughes: Provisional key performance indicator (KPI) results for the period April-October 2001 are shown in the table. The overcrowding KPI is formulated in terms of overall Prison Service results and is not applicable to individual prisons.

Figures for cost per place and cost per prisoner reflect establishment costs only and do not include headquarters' overheads. Data are expressed in resource terms. These figures are not comparable with the overall Prison Service cost per place and cost per prisoner KPIs (which include headquarters' overheads).

Private prisons are not required to submit sickness or minority ethnic staffing data. The proportion of minority ethnic staff data relates to September 2001.

Prison nameEscapesAssault rate (Percentage)Random mandatory drug testing rate (Percentage)Purposeful activity(33)Average days lost to staff sicknessCost per placeCost per prisoner
Acklington01.816.123.611.215,49316,207
Albany02.30.025.310.920,90921,112
Altcourse014.910.133.757,27244,272
Ashfield070.816.529.035,71238,968
Ashwell01.88.332.112.715,35719,716
Askham Grange02.83.541.88.220,20221,629
Aylesbury017.85.817.221.125,59430,856
Bedford010.716.821.320.122,23819,656
Belmarsh014.613.611.123.335,86034,286
Birmingham011.117.018.718.222,13819,195
Blakenhurst011.728.219.85.622,55217,477
Blantyre House00.03.850.39.420,77721,520
Blundeston03.310.125.67.922,94723,665
Brinsford050.910.727.69.215,89716,932
Bristol011.812.620.716.634,06830,171
Brixton113.28.616.627.429,49224,850
Brockhill028.26.516.522.430,51533,295
Buckley Hall03.220.531.914.917,79516,446
Bullingdon07.215.013.711.419,12516,761
Bullwood Hall037.98.826.816.122,66724,348
Camp Hill04.513.922.512.120,84619,006
Canterbury04.312.617.916.430,87621,923
Cardiff07.325.621.213.223,51119,588
Castington069.37.224.816.427,96337,611
Channings Wood01.86.533.813.218,58118,857
Chelmsford014.016.120.013.025,05724,813
Coldingley01.914.339.08.721,25321,740
Cookham Wood024.33.022.116.528,47523,021
Dartmoor06.02.121.412.520,83124,050
Deerbolt011.26.121.89.320,09824,948
Doncaster19.911.220.128,16920,268
Dorchester011.119.116.410.431,21923,117
Dovegate08.28.131.6(34)(34)
Dover018.517.027.716.521,21130,115
Downview00.04.926.719.120,33726,296
Drake Hall01.512.836.410.716,14722,333
Durham011.813.620.712.033,93731,449
East Sutton Park00.03.043.314.921,39621,560
Eastwood Park020.88.420.125.721,88820,601
Elmley06.211.819.411.118,91015,766
Erlestoke00.017.727.714.718,77719,224
Everthorpe03.015.726.911.117,75616,829
Exeter010.019.123.414.430,53020,442
Featherstone02.911.924.215.520,43420,847
Feltham142.013.327.015.720,81827,236
Ford00.07.540.414.712,01915,496
Forest Bank016.220.021.026,98127,622
Foston Hall011.42.426.78.625,30227,628
Frankland03.59.321.510.836,14437,102
Full Sutton02.66.617.911.237,34038,339
Garth04.015.224.514.920,06621,175
Gartree02.44.830.410.223,37730,157
Glen Parva019.410.818.09.024,01020,717
Gloucester07.112.922.617.130,06026,656
Grendon30.05.936.117.518,89821,519
Guys Marsh35.814.722.714.015,68515,100
Haslar01.10.016.615.316,90018,061
Hatfield03.014.937.77.522,71223,947
Haverigg03.218.932.210.416,45317,047
Hewell Grange00.012.443.07.914,70217,469
High Down09.611.216.315.125,53223,138
Highpoint010.113.718.810.518,99119,920
Hindley014.711.819.219.923,05826,570
Hollesley Bay036.68.739.212.516,81924,098
Holloway019.911.820.724.138,40640,574
Holme House03.310.816.19.517,70017,610
Hull013.66.621.87.121,75924,187
Huntercombe 063.215.525.818.125,52827,994
Kingston00.08.824.415.823,80025,318
Kirkham00.717.844.414.218,11722,107
Kirklevington 00.00.853.36.315,18815,830
Lancaster04.69.225.512.322,60924,101
Lancaster Farms015.93.723.413.915,31815,327
Latchmere House00.01.663.210.214,81316,874
Leeds010.418.818.917.630,13518,949
Leicester09.623.121.911.836,19223,351
Lewes18.631.917.614.119,49420,604
Leyhill00.010.437.912.719,92422,241
Lincoln09.99.618.910.728,82926,065
Lindholme11.211.826.99.223,08125,052
Littlehey02.512.023.716.316,32916,453
Liverpool04.112.518.914.320,65919,112
Long Lartin04.39.318.211.232,14144,187
Low Newton019.214.424.511.929,38927,381
Lowdham Grange10.411.026.629,79530,673
Maidstone01.84.521.113.818,15727,267
Manchester05.810.719.717.528,18823,746
Moorland010.44.125.313.120,04219,504
Morton Hall03.02.031.610.025,36328,477
Mount03.88.619.910.016,07715,679
New Hall132.87.923.514.524,38922,439
North Sea Camp00.016.942.111.015,91019,482
Northallerton 010.78.522.014.934,18527,103
Norwich017.418.919.211.324,30619,174
Nottingham06.918.517.09.421,89620,563
Onley047.43.717.319.313,12714,695
Parc08.911.228.038,58735,850
Parkhurst013.92.620.613.725,61329,505
Pentonville011.521.116.115.724,02818,723
Portland023.16.424.212.614,96015,641
Preston010.515.021.512.029,33022,765
Ranby03.57.624.513.417,38317,373
Reading018.18.825.316.732,24928,598
Risley02.818.825.015.119,30519,808
Rochester018.53.823.113.719,94025,235
Rye Hill06.56.629.021,95222,810
Send011.110.433.018.520,27120,633
Shepton Mallet00.09.823.67.323,38328,923
Shrewsbury04.79.525.514.134,83219,612
Stafford05.322.226.613.716,13416,388
Standford Hill00.09.440.210.518,41620,895
Stocken02.416.123.47.715,77515,304
Stoke Heath047.62.724.819.114,67317,319
Styal022.715.225.915.925,74524,626
Sudbury00.77.641.47.614,83515,376
Swaleside05.516.524.214.317,01117,174
Swansea01.618.326.711.128,39333,735
Swinfen Hall020.90.528.67.921,73422,353
Thorn Cross07.013.243.210.216,91024,086
Usk00.52.638.38.326,22120,233
Verne00.92.128.114.716,77516,405
Wakefield04.01.418.112.325,91034,729
Wandsworth06.97.917.219.721,16518,349
Wayland02.74.521.57.715,51115,401
Wealstun11.712.732.811.616,30916,941
Weare01.412.319.013.417,84118,994
Wellingborough00.312.427.713.417,00917,661
Werrington053.26.133.412.342,58645,799
Wetherby034.54.726.914.522,29724,851
Whatton00.02.129.58.915,11615,470
Whitemoor010.610.819.920.541,18154,360
Winchester07.717.218.313.726,05619,635
Wolds05.23.228.427,02324,540
Woodhill010.214.716.117.129,69630,714
Wormwood Scrubs07.218.219.519.118,88422,500
Wymott01.57.828.014.118,38318,901

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Prison nameBasic skills awards: literacyBasic skills awards: numeracyKey word skillsTotal offending behaviour programmesSex offender treatment programmesProportion of ethnic minority staff (Percentage)
Acklington56772292500.5
Albany1572745040.0
Altcourse4237000
Ashfield00000
Ashwell1451181032901.3
Askham Grange2731131000.0
Aylesbury26781504.7
Bedford3526181001.7
Belmarsh2726139707.2
Birmingham4620187711.9
Blakenhurst356202002.3
Blantyre House171077002.9
Blundeston3519154002.1
Brinsford00469006.3
Bristol30223513501.9
Brixton742723019.1
Brockhill6082004.9
Buckley Hall3141292903.5
Bullingdon611001153402.4
Bullwood Hall601041003.2
Camp Hill5145362000.4
Canterbury301517001.0
Cardiff121118501901.5
Castington2191171000.0
Channings Wood1159342960160.3
Chelmsford155342603.4
Coldingley44626703402.0
Cookham Wood313661702.1
Dartmoor82564054001.1
Deerbolt98789882300.4
Doncaster417000
Dorchester15161911800.6
Dovegate00000
Dover45107601.9
Downview60382871903.3
Drake Hall57271121501.3
Durham44164043700.4
East Sutton Park61256001.6
Eastwood Park3523405901.8
Elmley953306601.8
Erlestoke197291600.5
Everthorpe8151522300.4
Exeter30671032700.7
Featherstone48464991003.2
Feltham6141105014.0
Ford67462451501.8
Forest Bank819138160
Foston Hall13121111602.7
Frankland37213363130.4
Full Sutton1161531240.4
Garth351352000.5
Gartree3945184101.1
Glen Parva89346801704.0
Gloucester271887000.9
Grendon3114451002.8
Guys Marsh51396373400.4
Haslar100001.2
Hatfield25254491700.0
Haverigg333053000.3
Hewell Grange42310001.2
High Down17632168159.2
Highpoint6645102701.2
Hindley34428181501.8
Hollesley Bay201218000.6
Holloway3226668025.6
Holme House79631,6722800.6
Hull724001221.2
Huntercombe 40131003.6
Kingston1716182300.7
Kirkham232619000.0
Kirklevington 40400000.0
Lancaster191252900.6
Lancaster Farms1773893200.3
Latchmere House1400006.5
Leeds3722296703.2
Leicester56253951003.3
Lewes20740003.1
Leyhill475065443140.0
Lincoln56591152600.6
Lindholme52411371800.3
Littlehey103711983001.7
Liverpool86421331700.8
Long Lartin5622692201.5
Low Newton271102000.4
Lowdham Grange30000
Maidstone106561063382.1
Manchester5233133582.3
Moorland115942,5593501.5
Morton Hall0016000.7
Mount6040486903.9
New Hall81313611700.7
North Sea Camp000000.0
Northallerton 341814000.0
Norwich6260823901.2
Nottingham2517242003.3
Onley56574823103.0
Parc1236090
Parkhurst95974600.6
Pentonville35377278025.0
Portland41142234400.9
Preston3020137001.3
Ranby2831237501.8
Reading000003.1
Risley525801001.0
Rochester2015751882.0
Rye Hill00000
Send6510002.3
Shepton Mallet2022891000.7
Shrewsbury2326481901.5
Stafford127831462800.6
Standford Hill1510252600.5
Stocken4147633801.4
Stoke Heath39357781402.5
Styal372901604.0
Sudbury36112482002.7
Swaleside2933946902.9
Swansea35402424200.4
Swinfen Hall1883624001.7
Thorn Cross2862788500.9
Usk60645971410.5
Verne172428000.7
Wakefield25242864381.1
Wandsworth40689116013.4
Wayland7073104590.4
Wealstun14594402901.0
Weare3215253001.0
Wellingborough49381783502.2
Werrington13150000.7
Wetherby131401501.2
Whatton513524541110.7
Whitemoor2092352001.9
Winchester3011483300.6
Wolds000160
Woodhill30141691613.6
Wormwood Scrubs1437224819017.0
Wymott54182415050.7

(33) Hours per prisoner per week

(34) Cost per place and cost per prisoner data for HMP Dovegate are unavailable


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