Prisons

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 8th January 2018.

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Photo of Lord Lee of Trafford Lord Lee of Trafford Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what ministerial visits to HM Prisons there were in (1) 2016, and (2) 2017.

Photo of Lord Keen of Elie Lord Keen of Elie The Advocate-General for Scotland, Lords Spokesperson (Ministry of Justice)

Ministry of Justice records show that Justice Ministers have visited the following prisons in 2016/17 (table attached).

Ministers Name

Prison visited

Date of visit

David Lidington, Secretary of State for Justice (SoS)

HMP Pentonville

13 July 2017

HMP YOI Feltham

24 July 2017

HMYOI Aylesbury

26 July 2017

HMP Coldingley

8 August 2017

HMP Parc

9 September 2017

HMP Bronzefield

20 October 2017

HMP Onley

3 November 2017

Elizabeth Truss (former SoS for Justice)

HMP Belmarsh

15 July 2016

HMP Isis

15 July 2016

HMP Norwich

30 August 2016

HMP Brixton

13 October 2016

HMP Thameside

14 October 2016

HMP Bronzefield

21 October 2016

HMP Brixton

1 November 2016

HMP Lincoln

18 November 2016

HMP Norwich

25 November 2016

HMP Pentonville

1 December 2016

HMP Wandsworth

13 December 2016

HMYOI Cookham Wood

7 January 2017

Medway STC

6 January 2016

HMP Rochester

20 January 2017

HMP Bristol

3 February 2017

HMP Thameside

17 February 2017

HMP YOI Chelmsford

17 February 2017

HMP Onley

31 March 2017

HMP Isis

3 April 2017

HMP Wayland

12 April 2017

Michael Gove (former SoS for Justice)

HMP The Mount

5 February 2016

HMP Grendon

5 February 2016

HMP Highpoint

26 February 2016

Sam Gyimah

HMP Coldingley

2 August 2016

HMP Wormwood Scrubs

30 August 2016

HMP Lewes

11 November 2016

HMP Leeds

18 November 2016

HMP Bedford

8 December 2016

HMP Ranby

15 December 2016

HMP Birmingham

21 December 2016

HMP Downview

12 January 2017

HMP Chelmsford

31 January 2017

HMP Winchester

31 January 2017

HMP Rye Hill

16 February 2017

HMP Woodhill

2 March 2017

HMP Guys Marsh

20 March 2017

HMP Huntercombe

23 March 2017

HMP Onley

29 March 2017

HMP Standford Hill

320 April 2017

HMP Swaleside

20 April 2017

HMP Maidstone

24 April 2017

HMP Stoke Heath

22 June 2017

HMP Belmarsh

28 August 2017

Dr Phillip Lee

HMP Rochester

21 July 2016

HMP Medway

24 November 2016

HMP Peterborough ( female)

1 December 2016

HMP Wetherby

8 December 2016

HMP Bronzefield

15 December 2016

HMP Drake Hall

12 January 2017

HMP Askham Grange

30 January 2017

HMP Styal

23 February 2017

HMP Low Newton

9 March 2017

HMP East wood Park

30 March 2017

HMP Downview

20 April 2017

HMP New Hall

19 October 2017

HMP Wandsworth

14 December 2017

Sir Oliver Heald QC

HMP High Down

9 December 2016

HMP Eastwood Park

20 December 2016

Ministers Name

Prison visited

Date of visit

David Lidington, Secretary of State for Justice (SoS)

HMP Pentonville

13 July 2017

HMP YOI Feltham

24 July 2017

HMYOI Aylesbury

26 July 2017

HMP Coldingley

8 August 2017

HMP Parc

9 September 2017

HMP Bronzefield

20 October 2017

HMP Onley

3 November 2017

Elizabeth Truss (former SoS for Justice)

HMP Belmarsh

15 July 2016

HMP Isis

15 July 2016

HMP Norwich

30 August 2016

HMP Brixton

13 October 2016

HMP Thameside

14 October 2016

HMP Bronzefield

21 October 2016

HMP Brixton

1 November 2016

HMP Lincoln

18 November 2016

HMP Norwich

25 November 2016

HMP Pentonville

1 December 2016

HMP Wandsworth

13 December 2016

HMYOI Cookham Wood

7 January 2017

Medway STC

6 January 2016

HMP Rochester

20 January 2017

HMP Bristol

3 February 2017

HMP Thameside

17 February 2017

HMP YOI Chelmsford

17 February 2017

HMP Onley

31 March 2017

HMP Isis

3 April 2017

HMP Wayland

12 April 2017

Michael Gove (former SoS for Justice)

HMP The Mount

5 February 2016

HMP Grendon

5 February 2016

HMP Highpoint

26 February 2016

Sam Gyimah

HMP Coldingley

2 August 2016

HMP Wormwood Scrubs

30 August 2016

HMP Lewes

11 November 2016

HMP Leeds

18 November 2016

HMP Bedford

8 December 2016

HMP Ranby

15 December 2016

HMP Birmingham

21 December 2016

HMP Downview

12 January 2017

HMP Chelmsford

31 January 2017

HMP Winchester

31 January 2017

HMP Rye Hill

16 February 2017

HMP Woodhill

2 March 2017

HMP Guys Marsh

20 March 2017

HMP Huntercombe

23 March 2017

HMP Onley

29 March 2017

HMP Standford Hill

320 April 2017

HMP Swaleside

20 April 2017

HMP Maidstone

24 April 2017

HMP Stoke Heath

22 June 2017

HMP Belmarsh

28 August 2017

Dr Phillip Lee

HMP Rochester

21 July 2016

HMP Medway

24 November 2016

HMP Peterborough ( female)

1 December 2016

HMP Wetherby

8 December 2016

HMP Bronzefield

15 December 2016

HMP Drake Hall

12 January 2017

HMP Askham Grange

30 January 2017

HMP Styal

23 February 2017

HMP Low Newton

9 March 2017

HMP East wood Park

30 March 2017

HMP Downview

20 April 2017

HMP New Hall

19 October 2017

HMP Wandsworth

14 December 2017

Sir Oliver Heald QC

HMP High Down

9 December 2016

HMP Eastwood Park

20 December 2016

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