Prison Accommodation

Home Department written question – answered on 5th March 2007.

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Photo of Greg Knight Greg Knight Chair, Procedure Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his most recent estimate is of the average time taken to complete a prison cell sharing risk assessment; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Gerry Sutcliffe Gerry Sutcliffe The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

holding answer 5 March 2007

In the most recent evaluation of the cell sharing risk assessment, the average time taken to complete sections one and two of the form varied by type of establishment. Officers at male local and female prisons took around six minutes to complete these sections: at young offenders institutes the average was around eight minutes.

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