Youth Custody

Justice written question – answered on 1st February 2010.

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Photo of David Burrowes David Burrowes Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 12 January 2010, Official Report, columns 940-1W, on youth custody, how many accommodation units there are in (a) Down View, (b) Eastwood Park, (c) Foston Hall, (d) New Hall, (d) Parc and (e) Keppel Unit, Wetherby young offenders institution; how many staff are employed in each such unit; and how many young people each such unit accommodates.

Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle Minister of State (Ministry of Justice) (also in Government Equalities Office), Minister of State (Government Equalities Office) (also in the Ministry of Justice)

The following table shows the number (and operational capacity) of those accommodation units that are used to hold young people (under 18) in the relevant establishments. The table also includes the operational capacity and the total number of staff in post at these establishments.

Establishment Number of units Operational capacity of unit/s Operational capacity of establishment( 1) Total number of staff in post( 1)
Downview 1 17 359 131
Eastwood Park 1 16 362 162
Foston Hall 1 17 291 153
New Hall 1 28 447 221
Parc 2 64 1200 286
Wetherby (2)7 408 408 235
(1) December 2009

(2) Including Kepple Unit

These figures have been drawn from central administrative/recording systems, which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.

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