Prisons: Security

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 12th July 2019.

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Photo of Richard Burgon Richard Burgon Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the total additional capital spend on physical security was in each of the prisons where performance was found to be of serious concern in the Annual Prison Performance Ratings 2017/18 in the last six months of (a) 2017 and (b) 2018.

Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

HM Prison and Probation Service operates a Performance and Assurance Framework to identify and support prisons where performance is of concern.

The tables below provide figures for the total additional capital spend on physical security in each prison where performance was found to be of serious concern in the Annual Prison Performance Ratings 2017/18. Figures are provided for capital spend on physical security in the last six months of both the 2017/18 and 2018/19 financial years (Table A) and the 2017 and 2018 calendar years (Table B).

Table A – Total capital expenditure on physical security

Oct-Mar Spend (£k)

Establishment

2017/18

2018/19

Bedford

0

0

Birmingham*

0

213.5

Bristol

355.2

0

Chelmsford

99.7

0

Exeter

0

0

Lindholme

0

0

Liverpool

0

0

The Mount

112.8

0

Nottingham

0

58.9

Onley

0

0

Peterborough*

42.3

0

Portland

0

0

Wandsworth

0

0

Winchester

64.2

44.8

Wormwood Scrubs

108.1

33.1

Total

782.3

350.3

* privately run prisons 2017/18

Table B – Total capital expenditure on physical security

Jul-Dec Spend (£k)

Establishment

2017

2018

Bedford

0

0

Birmingham*

0

0

Bristol

0

0

Chelmsford

0

0

Exeter

0

0

Lindholme

0

0

Liverpool

0

0

The Mount

22.8

0

Nottingham

0

0

Onley

0

0

Peterborough*

0

42.3

Portland

0

0

Wandsworth

0

0

Winchester

0

0

Wormwood Scrubs

0

0

Total

22.8

42.3

* privately run prisons 2017/18

Note that the figures represent expenditure on items above the capitalisation threshold of £10,000 recorded against capital budgets. Figures are subject to rounding.

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