Prisons: Extremism

House of Lords written question – answered on 3rd March 2009.

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

To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Bach on 12 February (WA 237), what percentage of (a) prison staff, and (b) prison officers have received training aimed at preventing violent extremism and radicalisation.

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

As part of the National Offender Management Service's programme of work to address the risks associated with violent extremism and radicalisation. a series of briefings, written materials and events have been delivered to prison staff.

Information to identify what percentage of (a) prison staff and (b) prison officers have benefited from this range of activity is not held centrally. It would require approaching numerous sources for this information.

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