Prisons: Muslim Chaplains

House of Lords written question – answered on 12th February 2009.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Baroness Warsi Baroness Warsi Shadow Minister (Community Cohesion), Communities and Local Government

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Muslim chaplains are currently serving in prisons in England and Wales; which prisons they are at; and what is the total number of Muslim chaplains serving in each prison for the past five years.

Photo of Lord Bach Lord Bach Government Whip, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Government Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

There are currently 197 Muslim Chaplains serving in prisons in England and Wales. The number of Muslim Chaplains currently serving at each prison is set out in the table below. These figures will include Chaplains appointed on an employed (full time and part time) basis, and on a sessional basis (some sessional Chaplains work for only a few hours each week). Information on the number of Muslim Chaplains serving in each prison for the last five years is not collected centrally or locally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

Prison establishment Number of Muslim Chaplains
Acklington 1
Albany 1
Altcourse 1
Ashfield 1
Ashwell 1
Askham Grange 1
Aylesbury 1
Bedford 2
Belmarsh 3
Birmingham 3
Blakenhurst 2
Blantyre House 1
Blundeston 1
Brinsford 2
Bristol 2
Brixton 4
Brockhill 2
Bronzefield 1
Buckley Hall 2
Bullingdon 2
Bullwood Hall 1
Camp Hill 1
Canterbury 1
Cardiff 1
Castington 1
Channings Wood Vacancy
Chelmsford 2
Coldingley 1
Cookham wood 2
Dartmoor 1
Deerbolt 1
Doncaster I
Dorchester 1
Dovegate 1
Dover 2
Downview I
Drake Hall I
Durham 2
East Sutton Park 1
Eastwood Park 1
Edmunds Hill 1
Elmley 1
Erlestoke 1
Everthorpe 1
Exeter Vacancy
Featherstone 1
Feltham 6
Ford 1
Forest Bank 2
Foston Hall 1
Frankland 1
Full Sutton 3
Garth 1
Gartree 1
Glen Parva 1
Gloucester 1
Grendon/Springhill 1
Guys Marsh 1
Haslar 2
Haverigg 1
Hewell Grange 1
High Down 1
Highpoint 1
Hindley 1
Hollesley Bay 1
Holloway 1
Holme House 1
Hull 1
Huntercombe 2
Kennet 1
Kingston 1
Kirkham 2
Kirklevington Grange 1
Lancaster Castle 1
Lancaster Farms 1
Latchmere House 1
Leeds 3
Leicester 1
Lewes 2
Leyhill 1
Lincoln 1
Lindholme 2
Littlehey 1
Liverpool 1
Long Lartin 3
Low Newton 1
Lowdham Grange 2
Maidstone 1
Manchester 3
Moorland Closed 1
Moorland Open 1
Morton Hall Vacancy
New Hall 1
North Sea Camp 1
Northallerton 1
Norwich 1
Nottingham 1
Onley 2
Parc 1
Parkhurst 1
Pentonville 1
Peterborough 1
Portland 1
Prescoed 1
Preston 1
Ranby 1
Reading 1
Risley 2
Rochester 1
Rye Hill 2
Send 1
Shepton Mallet Vacancy
Shrewsbury 2
Springhill 1
Stafford 2
Stanford Hill 1
Stocken 1
Stoke Heath 1
Styal 2
Sudbury 1
Swaleside 2
Swansea 1
Swinfen Hall 2
The Mount 2
The Verne 1
Thorn Cross 1
Usk 1
Wakefield 2
Wandsworth 4
Warren Hill 1
Wayland 1
Wealstun 1
Wellingborough 1
Werrington 1
Wetherby 1
Whatton 1
Whitemoor 2
Winchester Vacancy
Wolds 2
Woodhill 4
Wormwood Scrubs 4
Wymott 2

Does this answer the above question?

Yes1 person thinks so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.