Parc Prison: Offensive Weapons

Ministry of Justice written question – answered at on 17 May 2024.

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Photo of Nick Smith Nick Smith Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) knives and (b) other similar weapons were taken off prisoners at HMP Parc in the last six months.

Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

Data on finds for April 2023 onwards is subject to future publication. Data to March 2024 will be released on 25th July, in the 23/24 HMPPS Annual Digest.

Figures for the number of finds within prison custody, including finds of weapons, are published once per year on a financial year basis in the HMMPS Annual Digest: HMPPS Annual Digest, April 2022 to March 2023 - GOV.UK, specifically in tables 8.2b, 8.3 and 8.4 of this link:

HMPPS continues to work extensively with G4S and is closely overseeing the prison to improve safety and reduce harm. All establishments are required to have a safety strategy in place, which includes actions to address violence. HMPPS remains committed to providing a safe, decent and secure environment for all committed to our care.

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