Prisoners (Education) (Hansard, 16 January 1997)
HC Deb 16 January 1997 vol 288 cc334-47W
Mr. George Howarth

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the average amount of time prisoners spent in education in each month of the financial year 1995–96 and each available month so far during 1996–97(a) in each prison, (b) by prison type and (c) in the whole Prison Service. [9675]

Miss Widdecombe

Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the Director General of the Prison Service, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from A. J. Pearson to Mr. George Howarth, dated 16 January 1997: The Home Secretary has asked me, in the absence of the Director General from the office, to reply to your recent Question asking for the average amount of time prisoners spent in education in each month of the financial year 1995–6 and each month so far during 1996–7 (a) in each prison, (b) by prison type and (c) in the whole Prison Service. The attached tables summarise the average number of hours per week that prisoners spent in education from April 1995 to September 1996, by prison, by prison type and in the whole Prison Service. I have arranged for copies of the tables to be placed in the Library. The following categories have been included when calculating average education hours: daytime education, evening education, vocational training courses, construction and industrial training courses and physical education. Contracted-out prisons are not required to provide this detail of information therefore no figures are available.

(a) Average weekly hours spent in education per prisoner by prison for the financial year 1995–96
Prison name April 1995 May 1995 June 1995 July 1995 August 1995 September 1995
Castington 9.3 9.9 10.0 10.8 11.4 11.1
Channings Wood 5.4 8.4 9.3 9.4 9.5 9.4
Chelmsford 4.3 3.6 3.8 4.5 4.9 4.6
Coldingley 5.3 6.9 6.9 7.1 6.3 4.9
Cookham Wood 5.5 6.0 6.0 6.1 6.7 5.4
Dartmoor 6.3 6.8 6.5 6.4 6.1 6.2
Deerbolt 10.7 12.0 12.7 13.3 12.2 12.5
Doncaster n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Dorchester 5.2 5.9 6.0 6.4 5.8 5.9
Dover 9.4 11.3 10.4 9.8 9.7 9.5
Downview 7.7 9.2 9.9 9.5 9.3 8.8
Drake Hall 7.6 8.6 8.6 9.7 8.2 8.6
Durham 2.9 3.9 3.8 4.2 4.0 4.2
East Sutton Park 10.4 13.4 11.7 13.5 13.2 12.5
Eastwood Park n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Elmley 8.5 9.7 9.5 9.7 9.2 8.9
Erlestoke 8.5 10.6 11.6 11.1 12.0 10.7
Everthorpe 12.8 13.2 12.7 12.5 12.5 14.2
Exeter 3.8 4.7 4.9 4.0 4.0 4.1
Featherstone 6.8 6.7 6.5 5.8 6.6 6.2
Feltham 5.2 6.0 5.7 5.6 5.5 5.1
Ford 7.7 11.0 12.8 11.1 7.7 9.2
Frankland 6.8 7.5 7.1 7.4 6.1 6.7
Full Sutton 7.3 7.3 7.9 8.0 6.4 6.8
Garth 6.5 7.0 6.1 6.3 5.4 5.9
Gartree 9.2 8.6 9.6 8.6 10.6 10.5
Glen Parva 5.9 6.8 6.9 7.5 7.2 6.7
Gloucester 3.6 4.7 5.2 5.4 6.3 4.2
Grendon 5.7 6.0 5.3 6.2 5.9 5.6
Guys Marsh 15.9 16.0 14.0 12.9 12.9 12.5
Haslar 11.8 16.4 15.3 14.5 10.7 14.2
Hatfield 13.1 14.6 14.7 15.1 14.9 15.2
Haverigg 7.4 9.5 9.5 8.9 9.2 8.3
Hewell Grange 9.6 12.9 12.7 13.7 13.7 13.8
Highdown 8.2 8.1 8.9 8.7 9.4 8.3
Highpoint 7.6 8.9 8.6 9.1 8.8 8.3
Hindley 11.3 11.0 10.1 10.7 10.9 11.1
Hollesley Bay 10.7 13.2 13.4 13.4 12.5 12.5
Holloway 5.9 6.2 6.5 5.4 4.2 5.7
Holme House 6.4 6.8 7.1 6.6 7.4 7.4
Hull 4.9 7.5 7.2 7.8 7.5 7.0
Huntercombe 8.7 10.7 11.0 11.5 11.2 10.4
Kingston 7.1 9.8 7.9 7.8 7.8 8.5
Kirkham 8.2 7.6 9.3 8.9 8.4 8.0
Kirklevington 13.1 12.3 11.9 8.7 7.0 6.3
Lancaster 8.7 11.0 10.9 10.1 8.4 8.9
Lancaster Farms 12.1 11.1 13.5 13.4 13.1 13.0
Latchmere House 2.5 3.1 4.7 8.9 8.3 6.9
Leeds 2.5 2.7 2.6 2.8 2.3 2.7
Leicester 3.7 4.5 4.8 4.9 5.1 4.5
Lewes 5.5 5.3 5.6 6.0 5.0 5.8
Leyhill 6.7 7.0 7.1 7.8 7.4 6.6
Lincoln 3.6 3.7 3.3 3.9 3.0 3.8
Lindholme 9.6 10.4 10.5 10.4 11.2 10.4
Littlehey 9.5 11.4 10.6 10.7 9.8 9.9
Liverpool 1.7 2.1 2.3 2.5 2.7 2.3
Long Lartin 9.0 7.5 8.4 8.4 8.9 8.8
Low Newton 9.3 9.4 10.3 9.1 9.6 10.8
Maidstone 7.0 8.5 7.9 9.5 5.9 6.9
Manchester 4.8 4.9 4.8 5.0 5.3 5.1
Moorland 9.1 10.1 9.9 9.6 9.7 8.9
Morton Hall 15.0 15.9 16.7 17.8 18.6 17.5
Mount 8.6 10.6 10.2 8.6 10.7 10.4
New Hall 7.2 6.7 11.2 12.3 11.2 10.3
North Sea Camp n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Northallerton 5.8 7.2 6.4 6.9 6.5 7.3
Norwich 8.5 9.7 9.3 8.1 6.0 7.3
Nottingham 5.8 8.7 9.3 10.0 8.7 9.3
Onley 8.0 7.8 8.6 9.4 8.2 8.7
Parkhurst 4.4 4.0 4.9 4.9 5.0 4.4
Pentonville 12.3 1.2 2.3 2.0 1.5 2.0
Portland 9.0 11.6 12.4 12.9 11.7 12.2
Prescoed 17.8 17.5 18.2 17.7 17.7 17.7

(a) Average weekly hours spent in education per prisoner by prison for the financial year 1995–96
Prison name April 1995 May 1995 June 1995 July 1995 August 1995 September 1995
Preston 2.5 2.8 2.7 3.0 3.0 2.9
Ranby 7.9 9.1 9.6 10.6 10.6 9.0
Reading 12.9 13.6 12.5 11.6 9.7 11.1
Risley 8.4 9.9 9.9 9.5 9.8 9.0
Rochester 6.6 8.3 8.2 9.8 8.8 8.3
Send 7.5 7.4 6.9 8.0 7.1 7.6
Shepton Mallet 8.1 8.9 10.0 10.3 8.3 7.3
Shrewsbury 3.9 5.1 4.0 4.4 3.2 4.9
Spring Hill 7.3 8.5 7.4 7.2 6.2 7.3
Stafford 7.0 7.7 7.2 7.3 6.9 5.5
Standford Hill 7.9 8.7 9.3 8.8 8.3 7.4
Stocken 11.0 11.3 11.1 10.5 9.9 10.4
Stoke Heath 8.9 8.7 8.7 8.6 9.8 9.0
Styal 7.2 10.4 9.1 8.6 9.3 11.3
Sudbury 19.6 21.2 22.8 23.0 23.1 21.5
Swaleside 6.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Swansea 4.7 4.8 4.5 4.5 3.7 4.1
Swinfen Hall 14.5 14.3 14.5 11.9 14.1 14.3
Thorn Cross 18.4 17.6 18.3 19.6 18.1 20.1
Usk 11.7 12.8 11.5 12.4 13.1 12.1
Verne 9.2 9.9 10.4 10.6 10.0 9.4
Wakefield 5.2 6.3 6.2 5.9 12.5 6.0
Wandsworth 3.9 4.0 3.9 3.4 3.1 3.4
Warren Hill 6.5 8.0 7.8 8.9 5.1 7.5
Wayland 10.2 11.9 12.0 12.1 11.8 11.4
Wealstun Closed 11.3 10.0 13.1 15.1 12.8 10.6
Wealstun Open 8.3 9.7 10.3 9.2 7.0 9.1
Wellingborough 12.2 16.2 14.3 16.6 14.9 13.3
Werrington 18.2 20.8 18.1 20.2 19.5 17.3
Wetherby 15.7 18.1 17.7 17.4 17.1 16.5
Whatton 11.9 12.6 12.8 12.6 12.1 13.7
Whitemoor 7.6 8.0 8.0 8.9 8.4 8.1
Winchester 4.2 4.4 4.7 5.0 4.5 4.6
Wolds n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Woodhill n/a n/a n/a 6.4 6.4 n/a
Wormwood
Scrubs 4.3 5.1 4.6 4.2 2.6 2.6

Prison name October 1995 November 1995 December 1995 January 1996 February 1996 March 1996
Acklington 5.3 5.7 3.9 4.5 5.6 5.6
Albany 7.3 7.2 6.0 6.2 5.8 6.3
Aldington n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ashwell 10.3 11.3 9.1 11.6 10.9 10.6
Askham Grange 10.4 9.8 6.6 12.2 11.7 10.1
Aylesbury 12.7 13.1 10.3 11.5 11.1 10.7
Bedford 6.7 6.9 6.4 7.5 7.6 7.4
Belmarsh 4.2 3.5 3.5 4.3 4.6 4.9
Birmingham 3.1 1.9 2.2 2.9 3.0 2.9
Blakenhurst n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Blantyre House 15.2 14.3 11.1 13.0 12.8 13.8
Blundeston 6.3 7.3 6.6 7.4 8.1 7.7
Brinsford 9.3 8.6 8.3 8.8 8.0 8.9
Bristol 3.2 3.2 2.6 2.2 2.5 2.8
Brixton 4.1 4.6 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Brockhill 13.2 12.3 9.2 10.9 11.4 12.3
Buckley Hall n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Bullingdon 7.5 7.9 5.3 6.7 7.3 8.3
Bullwood Hall 13.9 14.5 11.4 10.9 12.0 14.8
Camp Hill 10.5 10.7 10.6 9.4 11.2 10.4
Canterbury 9.4 7.9 8.1 9.6 8.3 9.7
Cardiff 3.4 3.2 3.2 3.6 3.4 3.8
Castington 11.0 11.5 8.3 9.3 9.3 9.1
Channings Wood 9.7 9.6 7.1 7.7 9.5 7.8
Chelmsford 3.8 3.5 3.4 3.9 4.7 5.3
Coldingley 6.6 6.5 5.6 6.1 7.2 6.8
Cookham Wood 4.7 5.4 4.5 4.6 5.2 5.7
Dartmoor 5.9 6.8 5.1 5.7 5.6 4.9
Deerbolt 10.9 12.1 10.5 12.6 12.6 11.6
Doncaster n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Dorchester 5.8 5.9 5.7 5.7 5.8 5.3

Prison name October 1995 November 1995 December 1995 January 1996 February 1996 March 1996
Dover 11.3 11.8 10.8 13.2 11.9 12.0
Downview 9.2 8.8 8.1 8.5 10.1 9.2
Drake Hall 9.7 9.3 6.7 9.2 10.6 8.6
Durham 4.6 4.1 3.6 4.3 4.5 4.3
East Sutton Park 13.8 13.7 11.9 12.3 14.0 12.7
Eastwood Park n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Elmley 8.8 8.1 6.0 7.4 6.8 6.2
Erlestoke 11.2 11.8 8.6 10.8 12.4 12.4
Everthorpe 14.3 14.8 11.2 12.4 12.9 11.5
Exeter 4.5 4.6 3.7 4.1 4.5 4.6
Featherstone 6.8 7.8 6.8 7.6 7.1 6.9
Feltham 6.3 6.1 5.0 5.5 6.1 5.8
Ford 11.0 11.4 8.0 n/a n/a n/a
Frankland 6.5 6.8 4.4 4.4 6.5 5.8
Full Sutton 7.8 5.8 6.8 9.1 8.7 7.6
Garth n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Gartree 10.4 10.1 8.8 9.7 9.9 10.3
Glen Parva 6.8 6.5 5.6 6.7 6.6 6.2
Gloucester 6.3 6.5 6.2 4.1 5.3 4.7
Grendon 6.9 6.8 5.1 6.0 n/a n/a
Guys Marsh 13.0 11.7 11.3 13.5 12.9 14.4
Haslar 14.2 15.0 12.5 13.8 14.7 16.1
Hatfield 14.5 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Haverigg 9.3 8.2 7.3 7.8 7.2 7.9
Hewell Grange 14.3 13.8 11.5 13.3 12.4 15.3
Highdown 9.2 8.9 6.7 8.0 8.7 9.4
Highpoint 8.3 8.8 6.8 7.7 8.0 7.3
Hindley 10.7 9.4 7.9 9.2 8.5 8.6
Hollesley Bay 14.0 13.6 10.2 10.8 12.1 12.2
Holloway 5.3 4.0 4.2 6.2 6.4 6.5
Holme House 6.8 6.2 7.0 6.7 6.8 6.6
Hull 7.3 7.6 6.3 6.8 7.7 8.0
Huntercombe 11.6 10.4 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Kingston 10.2 9.4 6.9 9.6 10.1 10.4
Kirkham 10.2 9.0 7.8 8.6 9.8 9.4
Kirklevington 6.8 7.2 8.7 7.9 9.4 8.3
Lancaster 10.8 11.6 7.6 11.1 10.6 11.5
Lancaster Farms 11.9 12.6 10.3 11.6 11.5 13.2
Latchmere House 7.7 7.0 7.0 8.4 8.3 8.1
Leeds 2.7 2.6 2.4 2.7 2.6 2.4
Leicester 4.2 4.5 4.0 4.5 4.9 5.0
Lewes 6.1 6.1 5.7 5.8 5.9 6.3
Leyhill 6.7 6.7 5.8 5.3 5.8 5.1
Lincoln 3.6 3.7 4.4 3.8 4.5 3.8
Lindholme 10.7 10.5 9.4 9.6 10.6 10.8
Littlehey 10.1 10.7 8.6 9.5 10.5 11.0
Liverpool 3.0 3.3 2.4 3.0 3.1 3.2
Long Lartin 8.1 7.5 5.7 7.3 8.6 8.3
Low Newton 10.6 10.3 6.9 8.4 8.5 9.3
Maidstone 6.3 7.0 5.4 6.6 5.7 6.9
Manchester 6.1 6.1 5.4 6.1 4.1 3.6
Moorland 8.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Morton Hall 17.7 16.9 14.5 18.8 16.4 17.3
Mount 9.8 9.9 8.2 9.1 7.8 8.6
New Hall 10.6 10.1 8.8 8.9 9.6 n/a
North Sea Camp n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Northallerton 7.2 7.0 6.7 7.7 8.1 7.8
Norwich 8.6 8.1 6.6 7.5 7.6 9.2
Nottingham 9.4 8.5 8.3 11.4 11.3 13.0
Onley 8.6 9.9 7.3 8.9 9.3 8.7
Parkhurst 5.3 5.7 5.5 5.4 5.5 5.8
Pentonville 2.5 2.8 2.3 2.6 2.8 2.8
Portland 13.3 13.5 10.8 12.6 13.9 12.4
Prescoed 16.9 16.5 13.6 15.6 14.3 15.8
Preston 2.9 2.9 2.6 2.5 2.9 3.2
Ranby 9.3 9.2 7.2 8.3 8.9 7.6
Reading 10.5 10.4 9.0 10.7 10.4 10.0
Risley 9.8 9.5 7.2 9.8 10.1 9.9
Rochester 6.6 6.7 7.2 n/a n/a n/a
Send 8.7 9.1 6.5 7.9 8.6 9.5
Shepton Mallet 8.5 8.7 7.2 8.3 8.1 9.2
Shrewsbury 5.9 5.9 5.5 5.6 5.8 6.6
Spring Hill 8.9 8.7 6.3 8.6 n/a n/a

Prison name October 1995 November 1995 December 1995 January 1996 February 1996 March 1996
Stafford 6.0 6.8 5.8 6.8 7.1 7.6
Standford Hill 8.1 8.0 5.9 7.9 8.1 8.0
Stocken 11.2 11.5 11.2 7.7 12.4 n/a
Stoke Heath 8.3 9.2 9.0 8.9 8.8 10.9
Styal 9.2 9.6 7.2 7.4 8.8 8.2
Sudbury 21.4 21.0 20.4 21.9 20.3 19.6
Swaleside n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Swansea 4.2 3.5 3.2 3.9 4.2 4.3
Swinfen Hall 14.8 14.6 11.6 10.6 13.1 13.1
Thorn Cross 19.4 19.5 20.5 21.9 20.5 20.1
Usk 12.0 12.0 10.7 11.1 10.9 11.6
Verne 10.5 9.9 9.2 9.2 10.1 n/a
Wakefield 6.2 6.1 4.6 5.8 6.0 5.7
Wandsworth 3.0 3.0 2.6 3.7 4.2 3.6
Warren Hill 9.4 8.2 6.6 6.4 8.1 8.2
Wayland 11.9 12.0 9.2 11.6 11.3 12.1
Wealstun Closed 16.2 15.6 11.5 14.4 14.7 12.6
Wealstun Open 8.8 9.3 6.7 8.5 8.8 8.6
Wellingborough 15.3 14.4 12.6 14.8 14.3 14.0
Werrington 20.1 20.3 18.6 19.1 17.9 17.9
Wetherby 17.7 18.8 15.2 18.9 19.5 18.3
Whatton 13.0 14.8 11.9 14.7 14.5 15.1
Whitemoor 8.1 7.9 6.7 8.4 6.7 8.3
Winchester 4.8 4.7 4.0 4.7 4.7 4.6
Wolds n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Woodhill n/a n/a n/a 6.4 7.1 6.6
Wormwood Scrubs 4.0 3.5 0.8 3.2 2.7 n/a
Wymott 7.3 7.5 6.4 6.6 7.3 8.1
n/a = not available

(a) Average weekly hours spent in education per prisoner by prison for the financial year 1996–97 (April to September)
Prison name April 1996 May 1996 June 1996 July 1996 August 1996 September 1996
Acklington 4.4 5.4 5.4 5.4 4.8 4.8
Albany 3.9 2.8 2.2 3.6 3.7 2.5
Aldington 5.3 5.2 5.6 6.1 6.0 5.7
Ashwell 8.2 9.7 9.6 9.1 10.0 9.8
Askham Grange 9.6 9.6 11.1 10.2 8.7 10.1
Aylesbury 9.6 11.2 11.7 10.7 8.8 11.2
Bedford 5.6 6.0 6.0 6.5 6.1 5.9
Belmarsh 3.7 4.6 4.0 3.6 3.9 3.4
Birmingham 2.5 2.6 2.8 2.6 2.2 2.0
Blakenhurst n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Blantyre House 10.1 11.4 10.9 12.3 13.4 13.5
Blundeston 7.3 7.8 7.4 8.3 7.2 8.3
Brinsford 7.3 7.5 6.9 6.8 6.8 5.6
Bristol 1.4 2.0 2.0 2.0 1.8 1.7
Brixton 3.0 2.0 3.0 2.7 2.0 2.9
Brockhill 9.0 10.3 7.5 9.4 9.9 6.9
Buckley Hall n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Bullingdon 6.0 7.6 7.6 7.8 7.1 7.1
Bullwood Hall 14.1 14.0 13.6 14.3 9.6 11.4
Camp Hill 9.7 9.9 10.3 11.2 10.4 10.1
Canterbury 9.4 8.8 8.2 7.9 6.9 7.3
Cardiff 3.3 3.7 3.6 3.7 2.9 3.1
Castington 7.2 8.4 7.9 8.2 7.8 8.4
Channings Wood 5.8 8.0 8.3 8.1 8.6 7.5
Chelmsford 4.5 4.4 4.6 4.5 4.2 3.5
Coldingley 7.3 6.7 6.6 6.1 5.5 5.5
Cookham Wood 8.6 8.9 8.9 7.8 7.7 6.7
Dartmoor 4.2 5.4 5.0 5.4 5.4 5.3
Deerbolt 9.0 9.9 12.0 12.0 12.8 12.0
Doncaster n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Dorchester 5.3 5.8 6.1 4.4 6.3 5.3
Dover 10.2 11.6 9.2 9.6 9.8 11.0
Downview 7.1 9.0 8.7 7.2 8.5 8.2
Drake Hall 6.9 8.8 7.2 7.7 7.4 7.0
Durham 3.9 3.9 3.5 3.3 3.6 3.7
East Sutton Park 10.4 13.5 11.9 10.7 10.7 12.3
Eastwood Park 10.4 9.5 9.5 10.0 9.0 10.5

(a) Average weekly hours spent in education per prisoner by prison for the financial year 1996–97 (April to September)
Prison name April 1996 May 1996 June 1996 July 1996 August 1996 September 1996
Elmley 4.9 6.4 6.7 7.5 7.3 7.3
Erlestoke 9.6 11.0 11.3 12.7 10.2 9.7
Everthorpe 8.7 10.2 10.0 10.9 11.9 10.4
Exeter 3.4 3.5 3.8 3.8 4.0 4.0
Featherstone 5.9 6.6 6.7 6.6 6.2 6.3
Feltham 5.7 5.1 4.5 4.6 4.6 4.0
Ford 8.9 11.4 11.4 12.1 10.7 11.6
Frankland 5.4 5.9 6.4 6.5 5.2 6.0
Full Sutton 7.9 7.8 7.8 7.7 8.8 7.9
Garth 6.1 6.3 6.0 6.9 6.3 5.3
Gartree n/a n/a 8.5 7.5 9.1 9.8
Glen Parva 5.9 6.1 6.2 6.0 6.0 5.7
Gloucester 5.5 5.5 5.6 5.6 5.0 5.5
Grendon 5.6 5.9 6.4 4.8 4.3 4.8
Guys Marsh 10.9 13.5 14.0 13.6 8.3 11.7
Haslar 12.4 14.5 11.3 12.2 9.5 13.5
Hatfield 16.4 15.1 16.0 18.3 15.6 13.8
Haverigg 7.3 8.4 7.8 7.7 7.9 7.1
Hewell Grange 13.4 15.6 14.6 4.9 14.1 12.4
Highdown 7.5 7.2 7.7 7.1 7.8 7.2
Highpoint 5.7 6.4 6.2 6.5 3.9 3.7
Hindley 8.0 5.1 4.5 8.6 10.3 9.3
Hollesley Bay 6.8 7.0 8.1 5.8 5.7 6.1
Holloway 6.6 6.8 6.1 5.4 6.5 7.0
Holme House 6.5 6.4 6.1 5.1 6.0 6.4
Hull 6.7 7.6 6.4 8.0 7.7 7.1
Huntercombe 10.3 13.5 13.0 13.1 13.7 11.5
Kingston 8.0 8.1 8.9 8.8 6.7 8.8
Kirkham 7.5 9.5 10.2 9.7 8.8 8.3
Kirklevington 7.6 8.2 7.4 6.5 6.9 7.6
Lancaster 9.7 10.0 6.8 11.4 7.4 10.3
Lancaster Farms 10.9 12.0 11.3 11.6 12.4 10.6
Latchmere House 6.2 7.2 8.1 6.5 6.2 6.0
Leeds 2.2 2.6 2.9 2.0 1.5 2.4
Leicester 3.1 3.9 4.4 4.5 3.5 4.8
Lewes 6.2 6.9 6.9 6.6 5.8 6.0
Leyhill 5.5 6.3 6.4 6.9 7.5 7.6
Lincoln 3.6 3.7 3.8 4.0 3.6 2.6
Lindholm 9.5 10.0 10.3 10.5 10.9 9.9
Littlehey 8.6 9.9 10.9 10.3 10.6 10.0
Liverpool 2.7 3.1 2.6 3.0 2.7 2.5
Long Lartin 7.6 7.6 8.3 6.2 5.5 6.9
Low Newton 8.8 9.1 10.0 10.2 9.6 9.1
Maidstone 6.7 6.9 7.9 8.2 7.4 7.8
Manchester 1.2 1.6 1.7 1.9 1.8 2.2
Moorland 7.0 6.4 7.3 8.8 6.8 10.4
Morton Hall 14.2 14.5 14.3 14.4 15.5 15.1
Mount 7.5 8.2 7.6 8.0 7.3 6.4
New Hall 9.1 8.8 7.3 7.6 9.0 6.9
North Sea Camp 11.2 11.4 11.5 10.4 10.5 10.1
Northallerton 5.7 6.9 7.3 6.6 6.9 7.1
Norwich 8.3 8.4 6.5 5.4 5.5 4.5
Nottingham 9.7 9.4 9.7 8.3 9.2 10.0
Onley n/a 7.6 8.6 9.4 8.4 8.5
Parkhurst 5.4 5.1 5.0 5.8 5.8 5.8
Pentonville 2.3 2.7 2.3 2.6 2.4 3.0
Portland 10.5 12.4 11.4 12.3 10.1 10.6
Prescoed 15.6 15.4 15.6 16.5 13.5 13.5
Preston 2.1 3.0 3.1 3.0 2.9 2.8
Ranby 4.6 6.6 7.4 7.7 6.6 7.3
Reading 9.2 9.2 8.5 7.7 8.4 7.4
Risley 7.8 8.6 6.2 8.0 7.2 6.5
Rochester 6.0 6.0 5.5 7.7 8.0 6.6
Send 9.1 10.7 10.0 9.5 9.4 8.5
Shepton Mallet 6.9 8.9 8.3 9.0 8.8 9.2
Shrewsbury 7.0 6.6 5.9 5.7 3.6 5.7
Spring Hill 6.9 8.6 8.3 8.3 6.3 5.7
Stafford 7.1 8.1 7.2 7.5 7.4 7.1
Standford Hill 7.3 7.3 8.4 8.2 6.7 8.1
Stocken 10.0 11.6 10.0 9.6 9.7 8.5
Stoke Heath 7.2 7.6 8.0 8.7 8.1 7.5
Styal 4.3 7.5 7.8 8.5 7.4 7.7
Sudbury 17.9 19.9 19.5 20.6 20.1 18.1

(a) Average weekly hours spent in education per prisoner by prison for the financial year 1996–97 (April to September)
Prison name April 1996 May 1996 June 1996 July 1996 August 1996 September 1996
Swaleside n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Swansea 3.8 3.8 3.9 6.1 3.7 3.6
Swinfen Hall 8.6 11.9 12.4 12.0 9.9 12.3
Thorn Cross 19.2 20.1 20.3 19.6 20.8 19.5
Usk 10.9 10.5 11.2 13.2 11.9 11.0
Verne 7.3 8.5 8.6 8.4 8.8 8.8
Wakefield 6.0 5.5 6.1 5.2 3.8 5.3
Wandsworth 2.8 3.1 2.0 2.9 3.0 3.0
Warren Hill 9.8 10.0 11.1 10.6 8.8 8.0
Wayland 9.3 11.0 11.2 11.4 10.8 10.2
Wealstun Closed 11.1 11.0 11.5 11.7 10.3 8.8
Wealstun Open 6.5 8.0 7.9 8.4 8.2 9.0
Wellingborough 13.3 14.3 14.6 14.2 12.5 11.7
Werrington 17.9 15.5 16.8 16.7 15.5 17.9
Wetherby 15.5 15.8 17.2 19.2 18.9 18.5
Whatton 14.3 13.0 13.8 11.3 12.5 14.2
Whitemoor 7.7 7.3 7.5 6.9 5.8 6.1
Winchester 3.0 4.5 4.1 3.2 4.9 3.5
Wolds n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Woodhill 5.2 5.6 6.1 6.3 6.2 5.8
Wormwood
Scrubs 1.6 2.3 2.3 2.4 1.2 2.4
Wymott 6.4 6.9 7.2 7.4 7.1 7.7

(b) Average weekly hours spent in education per prisoner by type for the financial years 1995–96 and 1996–97 (April to September)
Prison type April 1995 May 1995 June 1995 July 1995 August 1995 September 1995
Category B 6.6 7.2 7.1 7.3 6.6 6.9
Category C 8.5 9.6 9.7 9.8 9.6 9.1
Dispersal 6.9 7.2 7.4 7.5 8.8 7.1
Female closed 7.4 9.2 9.2 8.8 9.0 9.5
Female local 6.3 6.4 7.8 7.3 6.1 6.9
Female open 8.9 10.1 10.0 10.8 9.7 10.0
Male closed young offender 9.5 10.4 10.7 10.7 10.2 10.3
Male juvenile institution 18.2 20.8 18.1 20.2 19.5 17.3
Male local 4.8 4.8 4.9 5.0 4.6 4.6
Male open 10.0 11.4 12.2 11.8 10.9 10.9
Male open young offender 16.2 16.5 16.9 17.3 16.6 17.5
Male remand centre 8.6 9.0 8.9 8.7 8.6 8.8

Prison type October 1995 November 1995 December 1995 January 1996 February 1996 March 1996
Category B 7.1 7.4 6.2 7.2 7.1 7.2
Category C 9.6 9.8 8.1 9.0 9.6 9.4
Dispersal 7.3 6.8 5.6 7.0 7.2 7.0
Female closed 8.2 8.8 6.9 7.0 8.0 8.5
Female local 6.8 5.7 5.5 6.6 6.7 6.5
Female open 10.9 10.5 7.8 10.7 11.7 10.0
Male closed young offender 10.7 10.9 9.1 10.5 10.6 10.5
Male juvenile institution 20.1 20.3 18.6 19.1 17.9 17.9
Male local 4.8 4.7 3.9 4.7 4.8 4.8
Male open 11.8 11.6 9.6 11.7 11.6 11.9
Male open young offender 16.2 18.6 17.0 19.4 18.7 19.0
Male remand centre 9.0 8.7 7.3 8.3 8.2 8.8

Prison Type April 1996 May 1996 June 1996 July 1996 August 1996 September 1996
Category B 6.0 6.1 6.3 6.6 6.3 6.2
Category C 7.8 8.7 8.5 8.8 8.3 8.2
Dispersal 6.9 6.7 7.1 6.5 5.8 6.4
Female closed 7.9 9.5 9.5 9.7 8.0 8.3
Female local 7.7 7.6 6.8 6.5 7.5 7.5
Female open 8.4 10.0 9.1 9.0 8.4 8.9
Male closed young offender 8.8 9.8 10.0 10.2 9.3 9.5
Male juvenile institution 17.9 15.5 16.8 16.7 15.5 17.9

Prison Type April 1996 May 1996 June 1996 July 1996 August 1996 September 1996
Male local 4.0 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.0 4.0
Male open 9.6 11.0 11.2 10.7 10.7 10.4
Male open young offender 17.5 17.4 17.7 18.6 18.0 16.5
Male remand centre 7.6 7.4 7.0 7.5 7.8 7.0

(c) Average weekly hours spent in education per prisoner for the financial years 1995–96 and 1996–97
Month Education hours per inmate
April 1995 7.2
May 1995 7.7
June 1995 7.8
July 1995 7.9
August 1995 7.6
September 1995 7.4
October 1995 7.7
November 1995 7.7
December 1995 6.4
January 1996 7.4
February 1996 7.6
March 1996 7.7
April 1996 6.6
May 1996 7.1
June 1996 7.1
July 1996 7.1
August 1996 6.7
September 1996 6.7

GLOBAL ISLES COURT OF RECORD