Prisoners (Purposeful Activity) (Hansard, 16 January 1997)
HC Deb 16 January 1997 vol 288 cc352-65W
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 purposeful activity 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. [9674]

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 purposeful activity in each month of the financial year 1995–96 and each month so far during 1996–97 (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 purposeful activity 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.

(a) Average weekly hours spent in purposeful activity per prisoner by prison for the financial year 1995–96
Prison name April 1995 May 1995 June 1995 July 1995 August 1995 September 1995
Dorchester 19.1 22.4 22.1 22.4 21.1 21.0
Dover 22.5 23.9 24.5 23.1 23.5 24.5
Downview 26.8 30.2 30.2 30.5 30.8 30.3
Drake Hall 34.5 36.1 38.0 39.8 40.2 37.9
Durham 14.2 18.5 19.2 20.1 18.9 20.0
East Sutton Park n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Eastwood Park n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Elmley 21.1 23.0 23.0 23.2 23.4 24.8
Erlestoke 28.7 32.1 33.0 32.6 33.5 33.1
Everthorpe 29.4 32.8 30.2 30.2 29.8 31.1
Exeter 22.7 24.3 23.9 23.0 22.8 21.41
Featherstone 26.6 27.5 27.7 27.8 27.5 27.1
Feltham 26.1 26.3 25.7 24.3 23.0 22.6
Ford 32.1 35.4 39.3 39.8 36.9 36.4
Frankland 19.3 21.1 20.5 20.2 19.2 20.3
Full Sutton 25.1 24.3 26.3 26.4 25.0 24.5
Garth 21.0 21.2 19.4 22.3 18.0 19.7
Gartree 26.1 25.7 26.9 26.0 27.5 27.9
Glen Parva 20.1 22.4 21.8 22.4 21.1 20.6
Gloucester 20.1 20.0 21.5 22.4 23.6 20.7
Grendon 30.3 29.5 28.9 29.7 29.8 31.5
Guys Marsh 40.6 37.9 37.7 37.1 37.3 35.2
Haslar 26.4 32.9 30.2 30.3 27.2 31.4
Hatfield 36.7 38.2 38.8 40.3 39.2 38.9
Haverigg 31.1 36.2 35.0 36.9 36.5 35.3
Hewell Grange 42.6 43.3 43.3 44.7 45.8 43.4
Highdown 17.9 18.1 20.6 20.2 21.2 20.5
Highpoint 24.6 26.0 25.1 26.1 26.9 25.4
Hindley 23.0 23.8 22.4 22.9 23.3 23.9
Hollesley Bay 25.1 25.9 26.6 25.6 25.4 25.7
Holloway 18.2 18.1 19.3 18.4 17.1 17.1
Holme House 15.0 15.4 16.2 15.4 16.4 16.3
Hull 21.1 24.3 23.8 25.1 24,.4 23.8
Huntercombe 21.7 23.9 25.5 25.9 26.2 24.6
Kingston 28.0 32.5 30.7 27.8 34.6 32.8
Kirkham 46.0 46.8 50.5 49.8 51.4 48.1
Kirklevington 45.6 47.1 45.4 45.2 47.3 44.8
Lancaster 23.9 27.3 27.0 26.5 25.2 25.9
Lancaster Farms 22.4 23.2 26.6 25.8 25.5 26.2
Latchmere House 55.6 57.4 56.7 59.1 58.8 56.0
Leeds 14.2 14.8 14.6 14.6 13.9 14.0
Leicester 22.9 22.8 24.7 23.8 24.6 22.8
Lewes 21.6 21.6 21.8 22.8 21.6 21.8
Leyhill 36.8 38.0 39.4 39.9 39.6 38.4
Lincoln 18.1 20.5 19.0 21.0 20.5 20.9
Lindholme 27.3 28.2 29.8 27.8 28.8 28.3
Littlehey 29.7 33.3 32.8 33.5 31.9 31.5
Liverpool 14.4 16.2 16.0 16.7 17.2 17.5
Long Lartin 22.5 20.3 21.1 21.3 22.6 22.9
Low Newton 21.2 21.1 22.7 21.0 21.3 23.1
Maidstone 22.4 24.2 24.1 26.0 22.0 22.1
Manchester 21.5 22.4 21.8 22.9 21.8 22.2
Moorland 24.1 26.3 26.5 26.1 25.6 24.6
Morton Hall 39.6 43.3 41.2 43.7 43.8 44.2
Mount 24.0 26.9 26.4 24.9 27.5 27.8
New Hall 25.9 25.3 32.2 33.0 31.4 30.7
North Sea Camp n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Northallerton 22.2 23.9 21.9 21.7 21.6 22.6
Norwich 24.4 25.4 24.2 21.6 19.4 21.2
Nottingham 20.9 24.0 25.1 24.8 24.6 25.4
Onley 21.6 20.5 23.1 23.5 21.8 21.9
Parkhurst 13.4 13.2 16.5 16.0 16.3 15.9
Pentonville 25.4 10.8 15.0 13.9 13.6 13.0
Portland 23.8 27.5 28.7 30.3 29.2 28.5
Prescoed 43.5 47.1 47.4 44.6 45.7 44.5
Preston 18.7 19.7 20.3 20.6 20.7 20.8
Ranby 31.2 33.6 33.7 34.4 34.1 31.4
Reading 31.9 34.0 30.7 30.5 27.9 29.5
Risley 26.8 29.4 29.3 29.4 29.9 28.2
Rochester 23.2 25.3 25.1 27.0 25.1 26.8

(a) Average weekly hours spent in purposeful activity per prisoner by prison for the financial year 1995–96
Prison name April 1995 May 1995 June 1995 July 1995 August 1995 September 1995
Send 31.4 31.6 32.7 33.9 34.5 32.8
Shepton Mallet 24.4 25.3 28.3 29.1 27.5 25.1
Shewsbury 19.0 20.5 20.3 21.4 19.3 21.9
Spring Hill 36.2 35.2 37.0 37.0 37.6 36.8
Stafford 27.5 30.4 29.5 29.7 28.3 24.8
Standford Hill 41.2 41.6 45.0 46.0 44.7 44.8
Stocken 32.7 33.4 33.0 32.8 31.6 32.9
Stoke Heath 26.2 27.5 26.5 26.7 27.0 27.6
Styal 33.1 34.9 34.2 34.7 33.5 37.4
Sudbury 49.0 47.0 50.4 49.3 52.8 49.0
Swaleside 18.8 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Swansea 21.2 21.9 21.2 19.0 18.7 19.8
Swinfen Hall 30.0 30.0 30.7 27.4 31.7 30.1
Thorn Cross 43.5 39.5 47.6 49.7 49.6 47.3
Usk 30.6 33.5 31.8 32.9 34.1 32.2
Verne 30.0 30.3 31.4 31.5 31.9 32.3
Wakefield 18.8 21.6 21.3 21.4 27.1 19.6
Wandsworth 23.4 22.1 23.9 24.7 22.9 21.8
Warren Hill 37.2 38.3 41.4 40.0 36.0 37.2
Wayland 23.8 24.8 27.1 27.7 27.2 25.4
Wealstun Closed 31.8 31.6 30.9 33.5 32.2 28.4
Wealstun Open 42.9 36.0 42.4 42.0 41.7 43.7
Wellingborough 26.6 31.6 29.9 32.4 29.8 27.2
Werrington 39.6 44.8 41.5 43.9 43.2 41.8
Wetherby 36.4 38.0 39.0 37.0 38.3 37.0
Whatton 30.3 32.3 33.1 31.1 32.1 32.8
Whitemoor 19.1 19.9 20.5 22.5 22.0 21.2
Winchester 21.8 22.0 21.9 22.8 21.5 18.7
Wolds n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Woodhill n/a n/a n/a 23.2 23.6 n/a
Wormwood
Scrubs 21.5 22.3 20.3 21.7 18.3 17.2
Wymott 34.6 37.0 37.5 37.7 39.1 38.0

(a) Average weekly hours spent in purposeful activity per prisoner by prison for the financial year 1995–96
Prison name October 1995 November 1995 December 1995 January 1996 February 1996 March 1996
Acklington 27.6 28.8 23.7 26.5 27.6 29.0
Albany 26.1 26.8 23.7 22.0 22.4 24.9
Aldington n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ashwell 33.5 34.1 30.4 34.4 33.8 33.4
Askham Grange 40.3 39.2 29.1 37.4 32.4 36.3
Aylesbury 26.7 27.9 24.4 26.6 27.1 25.8
Bedford 26.9 26.8 26.6 29.5 28.7 28.1
Belmarsh 16.1 15.4 15.2 15.6 16.1 16.6
Birmingham 16.4 14.2 13.3 15.6 15.7 13.4
Blakenhurst n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Blantyre House 34.5 34.6 29.1 33.9 34.6 36.2
Blundeston 20.5 21.2 19.9 21.8 22.2 22.1
Brinsford 21.5 20.6 20.2 21.5 20.0 21.2
Bristol 20.4 20.5 19.9 19.6 20.0 20.9
Brixton 8.3 8.4 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Brockhill 36.1 35.9 32.2 35.3 35.0 35.0
Buckley Hall n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Bullingdon 27.7 28.4 24.9 24.7 27.8 29.9
Bullwood Hall 30.2 29.2 25.1 25.6 26.4 30.0
Camp Hill 27.7 29.7 28.4 26.7 30.4 27.9
Canterbury 25.0 21.1 22.1 24.8 22.4 24.2
Cardiff 25.3 25.6 24.8 25.9 26.3 27.3
Castington 25.7 26.9 21.5 23.7 24.6 24.0
Channings Wood 30.8 30.5 24.8 27.6 28.8 28.1
Chelmsford 15.2 14.8 14.6 16.0 17.1 18.7
Coldingley 30.1 29.2 27.8 28.2 33.0 31.7
Cookham Wood 13.3 14.5 12.4 14.0 14.5 14.4
Dartmoor 21.1 23.4 19.4 20.9 20.6 18.7
Deerbolt 20.8 22.2 19.3 24.2 24.2 23.2
Doncaster n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Dorchester 21.5 21.6 19.9 23.2 20.1 20.6
Dover 26.4 28.5 26.5 28.5 28.0 27.8

(a) Average weekly hours spent in purposeful activity per prisoner by prison for the financial year 1995–96
Prison name October 1995 November 1995 December 1995 January 1996 February 1996 March 1996
Downview 30.3 26.8 25.6 26.6 28.6 29.4
Drake Hall 40.2 39.3 35.7 37.1 39.0 39.1
Durham 20.4 19.1 18.7 19.9 20.4 20.4
East Sutton Park n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Eastwood Park n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Elmley 22.1 20.6 18.2 19.9 19.4 19.1
Erlestoke 31.5 31.8 26.7 28.9 31.5 31.0
Everthorpe 31.6 31.0 27.3 28.9 30.0 27.3
Exeter 21.3 21.9 20.0 20.2 20.1 21.0
Featherstone 29.5 29.8 26.7 27.8 27.5 26.7
Feltham 23.5 23.9 21.6 22.4 22.6 21.6
Ford 36.8 35.9 30.8 n/a n/a n/a
Frankland 19.6 18.9 16.2 13.9 19.4 17.3
Full Sutton 26.2 22.8 21.5 24.4 23.9 24.2
Garth n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Gartree 28.4 27.9 25.3 26.0 26.3 26.6
Glen Parva 22.1 21.1 20.7 22.5 21.9 20.7
Gloucester 22.8 22.6 23.3 23.0 23.2 21.7
Grendon 32.4 32.7 29.5 31.1 n/a n/a
Guys Marsh 35.1 33.8 33.0 32.4 35.6 34.3
Haslar 34.6 34.2 28.7 27.9 30.3 30.9
Hatfield 38.7 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Haverigg 37.2 36.3 33.1 35.1 34.3 35.8
Hewell Grange 44.6 45.3 38.9 40.7 42.9 46.9
Highdown 22.4 21.8 17.3 19.5 20.4 21.2
Highpoint 19.8 20.1 17.6 19.1 19.4 19.5
Hindley 22.8 21.5 18.9 21.8 21.5 21.9
Hollesley Bay 28.2 26.6 24.3 24.6 25.8 27.7
Holloway 15.7 14.4 15.4 19.0 20.1 20.5
Holme House 14.9 14.1 15.3 15.6 15.7 15.5
Hull 23.6 24.2 21.9 23.7 24.3 24.5
Huntercombe 26.0 24.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Kingston 35.6 33.4 30.2 32.0 33.4 33.6
Kirkham 52.3 50.3 46.8 49.3 50.7 48.7
Kirklevington 45.1 44.4 42.1 42.7 45.2 45.0
Lancaster 27.3 28.6 23.5 26.0 22.8 25.7
Lancaster Farms 25.2 25.9 22.9 23.8 23.8 26.4
Latchmere House 58.1 61.3 66.8 66.3 70.0 73.2
Leeds 14.3 14.9 16.5 16.2 15.5 15.9
Leicester 23.0 24.2 24.5 24.9 26.8 23.7
Lewes 22.4 22.2 21.7 21.2 21.9 22.6
Leyhill 39.7 39.7 37.0 35.1 39.9 40.5
Lincoln 21.9 21.2 20.8 20.8 21.4 20.9
Lindholme 29.1 28.2 25.2 26.5 27.8 27.8
Littlehey 32.7 33.5 30.7 30.1 33.0 34.1
Liverpool 19.0 19.8 16.7 18.6 20.0 20.8
Long Lartin 22.2 20.3 18.9 20.2 21.7 21.6
Low Newton 23.0 23.2 18.7 21.3 22.2 23.8
Maidstone 22.0 22.7 20.2 22.0 22.0 22.6
Manchester 23.8 21.7 21.5 21.8 20.1 20.3
Moorland 25.0 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Morton Hall 44.6 45.1 34.4 44.7 40.5 44.1
Mount 29.3 29.3 27.4 28.0 25.6 27.0
New Hall 29.8 33.2 29.6 28.9 30.2 n/a
North Sea Camp n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Northallerton 24.5 24.2 22.2 22.8 22.0 21.2
Norwich 21.8 20.9 20.1 23.0 19.5 20.9
Nottingham 25.7 24.1 23.8 27.8 26.9 29.2
Onley 21.9 23.9 19.2 21.9 22.8 21.3
Parkhurst 16.1 17.0 15.5 16.8 17.0 17.4
Pentonville 13.5 13.7 12.9 13.1 13.0 14.1
Portland 28.9 29.8 25.8 27.1 28.6 26.3
Prescoed 44.5 46.6 40.2 43.6 41.9 42.8
Preston 20.2 20.6 20.6 20.8 20.4 20.9
Ranby 32.7 33.6 31.3 12.7 33.7 29.8
Reading 29.3 30.8 29.8 32.6 33.2 31.0
Risley 29.7 29.4 26.8 29.4 29.8 29.0
Rochester 23.6 22.6 23.4 n/a n/a n/a
Send 34.7 33.5 28.9 31.2 34.3 34.1
Shepton Mallet 27.2 26.5 24.9 26.4 24.5 25.3
Shrewsbury 20.0 21.6 19.8 20.6 20.5 23.2
Spring Hill 40.0 39.4 32.8 39.3 n/a n/a
Stafford 24.6 27.3 22.5 27.3 27.5 28.8

(a) Average weekly hours spent in purposeful activity per prisoner by prison for the financial year 1995–96
Prison name October 1995 November 1995 December 1995 January 1996 February 1996 March 1996
Standford Hill 46.8 43.2 42.6 43.0 43.2 45.9
Stocken 34.3 33.9 34.7 24.6 33.4 n/a
Stoke Heath 28.6 27.1 26.1 27.1 27.2 29.3
Styal 34.9 36.2 31.1 31.2 34.5 31.5
Sudbury 50.6 49.2 47.8 47.9 48.8 50.7
Swaleside n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Swansea 17.5 16.1 15.6 17.2 18.1 19.4
Swinfen Hall 30.9 31.0 24.9 25.0 28.3 29.0
Thorn Cross 47.2 45.0 45.2 49.6 46.9 47.2
Usk 33.6 33.4 30.9 31.0 31.0 31.4
Verne 33.1 31.4 28.4 29.0 31.0 n/a
Wakefield 21.1 21.4 18.1 19.5 18.7 19.5
Wandsworth 21.7 22.7 21.9 23.9 25.1 26.0
Warren Hill 36.9 35.2 34.7 35.0 37.6 36.4
Wayland 27.6 27.3 24.2 26.6 25.7 27.4
Wealstun Closed 37.7 37.2 33.8 35.7 36.6 35.3
Wealstun Open 43.9 44.9 41.8 46.7 44.8 45.7
Wellingborough 29.6 29.5 26.0 28.1 27.3 27.1
Werrington 40.8 41.7 37.9 40.0 42.2 40.6
Wetherby 37.7 38.2 33.8 37.7 39.8 37.6
Whatton 33.8 34.5 27.5 31.2 33.9 34.8
Whitemoor 21.1 19.5 17.9 20.7 17.2 21.8
Winchester 19.6 19.4 18.2 19.2 19.5 19.7
Wolds n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Woodhill n/a n/a n/a 23.4 25.0 26.4
Wormwood
Scrubs 20.4 20.1 6.8 20.5 19.6 n/a
Wymott 37.7 37.7 36.0 36.7 37.8 38.6

(a) Average weekly hours spent in purposeful activity 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 25.7 27.0 27.8 28.5 26.2 25.8
Albany 18.0 18.0 14.6 20.8 20.1 18.9
Aldington 29.8 28.9 25.3 32.1 30.8 29.4
Ashwell 30.3 32.5 33.3 33.0 34.3 33.1
Askham Grange 40.2 38.9 40.4 39.2 39.9 44.0
Aylesbury 25.6 26.7 26.3 25.8 25.5 26.6
Bedford 25.7 26.4 26.9 27.5 26.4 26.8
Belmarsh 14.8 16.1 14.6 14.1 13.2 12.6
Birmingham 16.0 14.1 12.6 11.9 12.8 12.1
Blakenhurst 24.4 24.5 24.2 24.2 24.1 23.1
Blantyre House 33.5 34.0 34.2 36.0 34.8 34.8
Blundeston 20.2 21.1 21.3 21.7 22.7 22.4
Brinsford 18.9 18.7 18.0 18.1 17.6 15.8
Bristol 18.6 20.1 18.8 19.5 18.4 17.7
Brixton 17.1 11.6 16.1 15.6 14.7 15.2
Brockhill 33.6 35.4 35.6 37.4 36.0 27.2
Buckley Hall 25.8 28.4 28.4 29.0 29.6 28.1
Bullingdon 24.2 26.2 26.1 28.0 25.3 22.6
Bullwood Hall 29.0 29.0 28.4 28.2 21.6 26.3
Camp Hill 26.6 27.7 27.3 29.2 26.6 26.4
Canterbury 24.2 23.3 23.3 23.1 19.0 20.3
Cardiff 24.3 25.4 23.4 26.0 23.4 22.4
Castington 20.5 23.3 22.8 21.8 21.7 21.8
Channings Wood 24.0 26.0 27.4 27.6 27.4 25.5
Chelmsford 17.5 18.0 20.5 21.3 20.1 19.3
Cordingley 32.4 32.7 35.7 34.8 31.9 33.9
Cookham Wood 26.3 28.4 28.2 27.8 26.9 23.9
Dartmoor 18.8 20.1 19.6 20.9 20.8 19.7
Deerbolt 20.5 19.0 21.8 22.4 23.5 23.0
Doncaster 27.3 28.5 28.1 28.6 30.4 22.9
Dorchester 20.3 21.6 21.4 15.6 22.0 21.1
Dover 24.5 26.6 23.4 24.5 24.7 25.1
Downview 26.3 29.5 32.0 30.4 31.3 30.0
Drake Hall 36.3 37.3 37.2 36.7 36.8 35.7
Durham 15.8 21.3 20.1 18.6 18.6 18.2
East Sutton Park 32.8 35.9 37.6 37.5 39.3 35.8
Eastwood Park 22.5 22.8 23.4 23.1 21.3 23.5
Elmley 16.6 18.8 18.4 21.0 21.0 21.0
Erlestoke 27.5 29.7 29.4 31.7 28.6 28.9

(a) Average weekly hours spent in purposeful activity 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
Everthorpe 21.5 23.9 23.2 24.1 24.9 23.1
Exeter 18.6 19.9 19.5 19.2 19.9 20.1
Featherstone 24.9 25.7 25.7 26.3 25.1 23.6
Feltham 22.7 21.4 19.9 14.8 14.9 18.2
Ford 32.9 37.3 36.6 38.6 36.1 36.4
Frankland 15.7 18.9 19.3 20.7 18.9 18.5
Full Sutton 21.2 24.7 23.9 23.9 23.9 23.5
Garth 19.6 20.7 20.5 21.2 19.8 16.5
Gartree n/a n/a 21.8 22.1 25.9 26.9
Glen Parva 20.3 20.6 20.0 19.2 18.9 18.4
Gloucester 24.4 23.7 24.1 22.4 22.3 23.3
Grendon 28.9 30.2 30.9 28.3 24.0 28.1
Guys Marsh 31.2 32.6 33.4 34.6 19.9 30.5
Haslar 28.8 29.0 26.6 28.1 23.8 28.0
Hatfield 37.8 38.7 39.6 42.3 40.3 38.7
Haverigg 33.8 36.1 36.4 37.9 38.3 35.5
Hewell Grange 41.5 44.0 42.5 14.7 43.3 41.3
Highdown 19.7 19.9 19.9 19.3 19.9 19.3
Highpoint 18.4 18.7 18.0 18.1 16.6 12.3
Hindley 20.1 18.4 17.2 19.7 21.6 20.8
Hollesley Bay 36.0 34.2 34.2 34.2 32.7 36.2
Holloway 19.3 19.1 17.4 17.7 21.1 21.5
Holme House 15.0 15.8 15.0 14.0 16.0 16.5
Hull 21.5 23.6 19.6 24.2 23.7 22.5
Huntercombe 23.5 28.9 27.2 27.7 26.3 24.1
Kingston 31.4 29.8 30.5 29.9 27.4 29.3
Kirkham 45.5 46.8 47.7 49.6 49.1 48.4
Kirklevington 45.0 45.4 45.2 44.8 44.2 45.0
Lancaster 23.9 24.7 17.6 25.0 21.2 24.3
Lancaster Farms 24.9 27.4 27.2 27.1 26.2 24.9
Latchmere House 72.3 69.7 73.9 78.5 76.3 73.3
Leeds 17.3 17.0 17.2 17.1 16.2 17.7
Leicester 20.4 21.1 21.1 21.4 20.4 21.5
Lewes 22.6 23.4 23.4 23.7 22.3 21.9
Leyhill 33.9 35.9 37.2 40.4 41.2 40.3
Lincoln 15.6 20.5 20.7 20.2 18.9 15.0
Lindholme 24.8 25.4 26.5 26.3 27.4 25.7
Littlehey 30.7 32.4 33.3 34.0 32.8 28.9
Liverpool 18.9 20.6 18.7 19.0 18.8 17.3
Long Lartin 20.9 20.2 21.5 16.2 17.9 19.7
Low Newton 23.9 23.5 24.9 25.1 24.8 25.0
Maidstone 20.7 22.1 23.1 23.5 21.9 22.4
Manchester 19.7 20.2 19.8 20.9 20.2 24.3
Moorland 21.6 21.5 23.0 23.7 20.9 25.6
Morton Hall 41.0 39.8 40.5 41.3 41.1 40.4
Mount 20.1 20.7 19.8 21.1 19.8 19.0
New Hall 28.6 28.9 28.0 27.1 28.5 24.4
North Sea Camp 46.5 44.5 47.7 43.6 43.2 38.8
Northallerton 18.7 19.5 20.2 19.7 18.8 18.7
Norwich 19.9 19.7 17.4 14.9 13.5 11.5
Nottingham 24.4 24.8 25.4 23.1 25.2 26.2
Onley n/a 20.6 23.0 24.1 20.1 21.3
Parkhurst 17.2 16.5 17.1 18.2 19.0 19.1
Pentonville 13.5 15.5 13.9 17.7 18.4 18.7
Portland 23.7 25.4 25.2 27.1 25.0 24.7
Prescoed 43.2 44.3 42.5 46.0 41.5 43.1
Preston 19.4 22.3 22.1 21.2 21.6 19.9
Ranby 25.8 30.1 30.4 30.1 29.4 31.1
Reading 30.5 30.5 28.7 27.7 29.0 26.4
Risley 26.1 27.1 20.5 24.5 24.3 22.6
Rochester 22.3 21.0 18.9 23.5 24.2 22.2
Send 33.9 36.1 36.8 38.0 39.2 36.3
Shepton Mallet 23.9 25.8 24.7 25.8 25.3 25.6
Shrewsbury 21.5 21.4 19.7 20.0 17.7 20.5
Spring Hill 34.1 37.9 38.4 40.2 39.8 39.8
Stafford 26.5 28.5 28.4 28.3 27.7 25.6
Standford Hill 43.7 43.2 45.1 45.5 45.8 45.9
Stocken 28.4 30.7 28.8 29.4 28.2 26.4
Stoke Heath 28.0 28.9 27.4 30.2 28.2 27.9
Styal 26.0 29.1 29.2 30.8 31.0 30.9
Sudbury 46.9 49.0 48.3 48.7 51.0 48.0
Swaleside 22.6 22.6 23.5 22.1 23.0 23.8
Swansea 19.5 18.6 17.0 16.0 17.9 18.4

(a) Average weekly hours spent in purposeful activity 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
Swinfen Hall 21.3 28.3 28.5 27.2 23.8 25.7
Thorn Cross 43.1 44.7 48.3 46.2 49.1 50.2
Usk 31.7 32.5 33.5 36.2 31.6 32.4
Verne 27.8 30.6 31.2 30.5 31.7 31.0
Wakefield 18.5 18.5 17.7 18.0 13.0 16.4
Wandsworth 23.3 22.1 17.4 26.8 25.3 25.6
Warren Hill 24.1 20.4 24.9 25.5 22.1 19.8
Wayland 24.6 27.2 27.1 27.5 27.9 25.7
Wealstun Closed 29.9 33.2 33.5 32.3 32.2 26.4
Wealstun Open 40.5 44.4 43.4 45.6 44.4 36.9
Wellingborough 26.2 27.4 28.0 27.8 27.2 24.9
Werrington 40.1 40.8 38.1 40.2 35.1 37.6
Wetherhy 33.7 36.4 37.7 39.4 39.4 37.6
Whatton 32.2 31.4 32.8 31.0 30.6 32.1
Whitemoor 21.2 20.8 21.7 20.6 16.7 19.1
Winchester 14.3 19.2 18.6 18.4 19.1 17.1
Wolds 31.0 31.2 32.8 31.7 31.3 31.3
Woodhill 22.1 26.0 24.0 25.0 27.7 23.9
Wormwood
Scrubs 15.7 17.8 17.8 16.7 15.7 15.3
Wymott 34.2 35.4 34.6 33.2 34.5 33.0

(b) Average weekly hours spent in purposeful activity 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
Male local 19.5 19.9 20.1 20.4 19.8 19.5
Dispersal 20.9 21.6 22.1 22.5 23.8 21.6
Category B 22.1 23.6 23.5 24.1 22.9 22.6
Category C 27.9 30.1 30.2 30.6 30.3 29.3
Male Open 40.1 40.2 42.9 43.1 43.4 42.0
Male remand centre 24.3 24.7 24.6 23.9 23.3 23.6
Male closed young offender institution 24.9 26.0 26.8 27.0 26.4 25.9
Male open young offender institution 40.9 40.4 44.1 44.6 44.3 43.2
Male juvenile institution 39.6 44.8 41.5 43.9 43.2 41.8
Female local 20.3 20.0 22.8 22.5 20.9 20.9
Female closed 24.5 25.7 25.7 26.4 25.3 25.5
Female open 36.4 36.8 39.0 40.1 40.6 38.2

(b) Average weekly hours spent in purposeful activity per prisoner by type for the financial years 1995–96 and 1996–97 (April to September)
Prison type October 1995 November 1995 December 1995 January 1996 February 1996 March 1996
Male local 20.0 19.7 18.2 20.0 20.3 20.7
Dispersal 22.1 20.8 18.6 20.1 20.1 20.9
Category B 24.0 24.6 21.9 23.2 22.6 22.9
Category C 30.4 30.8 27.7 29.1 30.1 30.0
Male open 43.9 43.0 39.3 42.6 44.2 45.3
Male remand centre 23.7 23.7 21.5 23.0 22.8 23.1
Male closed young offender institution 26.5 26.8 24.2 26.0 26.8 25.9
Male open young offender institution 43.0 45.4 43.8 47.6 45.5 46.0
Male juvenile institution 40.8 41.7 37.9 40.0 42.2 40.6
Female local 19.6 19.6 19.4 21.7 22.9 20.5
Female closed 24.8 25.8 22.2 23.2 24.8 24.2
Female open 40.2 39.3 33.6 37.2 36.5 38.1

(b) Average weekly hours spent in purposeful activity per prisoner by type for the financial years 1995–96 and 1996–97 (April to September)
Prison type April 1996 May 1996 June 1996 July 1996 August 1996 September 1996
Male local 19.6 20.6 19.8 20.4 20.2 19.4
Dispersal 19.5 20.6 20.7 20.0 18.0 19.4
Category B 20.8 21.5 21.5 22.1 22.1 21.9

(b) Average weekly hours spent in purposeful activity per prisoner by type for the financial years 1995–96 and 1996–97 (April to September)
Prison type April 1996 May 1996 June 1996 July 1996 August 1996 September 1996
Category C 27.0 28.6 28.5 29.1 28.5 27.4
Male open 40.8 42.4 42.7 42.3 43.6 42.3
Male remand centre 22.4 22.1 21.4 19.9 20.2 20.5
Male closed young offender institution 23.7 24.5 24.8 25.3 23.2 23.7
Male open young offender institution 41.2 42.5 43.8 44.8 44.8 45.2
Male juvenile institution 40.1 40.8 38.1 40.2 35.1 37.6
Female local 22.0 22.0 20.8 20.7 22.9 22.5
Female closed 26.8 28.9 28.8 29.3 27.6 27.9
Female open 36.6 37.4 38.1 37.5 38.1 37.9

(c) Average weekly hours spent in purposeful activity per prisoner for the financial years 1995–96 and 1996–97
Month Purposeful activity hours
April 1995 24.4
May 1995 25.4
June 1995 25.7
July 1995 26.0
August 1995 25.5
September 1995 25.0
October 1995 25.7
November 1995 25.6
December 1995 23.2
January 1996 24.8
February 1996 25.3
March 1996 25.7
April 1996 23.9
May 1996 25.0
June 1996 24.6
July 1996 25.0
August 1996 24.5
September 1996 24.0

GLOBAL ISLES COURT OF RECORD