Prisons: Civil Disorder

Justice written question – answered on 3rd March 2014.

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Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Shadow Minister (London), Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice on which occasions tornado-trained staff have been used to deal with disturbances in each prison since 2010.

Photo of Jeremy Wright Jeremy Wright The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Operation Tornado is terminology used by the National Offender Management Service to describe mutual aid arrangements across the prison estate in England and Wales. These arrangements are in place to assist establishments responding to serious incidents, such as acts of concerted indiscipline by providing specially trained resources above and beyond those already available at an establishment.

Total number of callouts since 2005
  Number
2005 5
2006 5
2007 10
2008 7
2009 5
2010 7
2011 3
2012 2
2013 5
Details of mutual aid requests since April 2010
Date Establishment requiring tornado support
2010  
29 July Northallerton
13 October Cookham Wood
2 November Moorland
2 November Warren Hill
3 November Moorland
21 November Littlehey
27 December Cookham Wood
   
2011  
1 January Ford
9 January Long Lartin
10 January Littlehey
   
2012  
12 June Hewell
26 September Buckley Hall
   
2013  
7 April Morton Hall immigration removal centre
24 August Aylesbury
21 October High Down
2 November Rye Hill
2 November Maidstone
   
2014  
5 January Oakwood

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