Prisons: Construction

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 9th July 2021.

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Photo of Greg Smith Greg Smith Conservative, Buckingham

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many apprenticeships have been created for local residents living within a 25 mile radius of the (a) Five Wells site and (b) Glen Parva site; how long into the construction phase were those apprenticeships created; and how many of those apprenticeships have been filled by ex-offenders.

Photo of Alex Chalk Alex Chalk Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

As of May 2021, HMP Five Wells has employed 58 apprentices. It is estimated that over 50% of these were people living within a 25 mile radius of the site. None of these self-declared as ex-offenders.

As of May 2021, Glen Parva has employed 4 apprentices, 50% (2) of these were people living within a 25 mile radius of the site. None of these self-declared as ex-offenders.

The total number of apprenticeships that have been created throughout the pre-construction and construction phases, are set out below. Please note that if a request is made for information and the total figure amounts to five people or fewer, the MoJ must consider whether this could lead to the identification of individuals and whether disclosure of this information would be in breach of our statutory obligations. For this reason, ≤5 is used as a replacement value from which it would be difficult to isolate or extract any individual data in this instance.

Apprenticeships created at HMP Five Wells

*Prior to May-19 during pre construction phase

13

May-19 (construction start)

Less than 5

Jun-19

Less than 5

Jul-19

Aug-19

Less than 5

Sep-19

Less than 5

Oct-19

Less than 5

Nov-19

Less than 5

Dec-19

Jan-20

Less than 5

Feb-20

Mar-20

5

Apr-20

May-20

Less than 5

Jun-20

Less than 5

Jul-20

7

Aug-20

Less than 5

Sep-20

6

Oct-20

5

Nov-20

Dec-20

Jan-21

Feb-21

Less than 5

Mar-21

Less than 5

Apr-21

Less than 5

May-21

Total

58

Apprenticeships created at Glen Parva

Sep-20

2

Oct-20

Nov-20

Dec-20

Jan-21

Feb-21

2

Mar-21

Apr-21

May-21

Total

4

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