Young Offenders: Body Searches

Justice written question – answered on 21st January 2008.

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Photo of Rudi Vis Rudi Vis Labour, Finchley and Golders Green

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice on how many occasions each young offender institution has videoed the (a) strip searching and (b) restraint of children.

Photo of David Hanson David Hanson The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The Prison Service is unable to respond to this question within the stipulated time-frame as these statistics are not collated centrally. In order to gain accurate figures, it will be necessary to consult with those young offender institutions which hold 15 to 17-year-old prisoners. This work is now under way and I will write when completed.

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