§ Mr. Corbyn
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints have been received468W
Males aged 15 and 16 initially received on sentence into adult prisons in England and Wales: by date of reception Number* Date of initial reception under sentence 1984 1985† January and February 1986† Adult prisons with remand units/wings for prisoners aged under 21‡ 450 380 60 Remand centers taking remand prisoners of all ages║ 230 190 40 Other adult prisons 470 450 50 * The figures are those recorded centrally and are rounded estimates. † Provisions. ‡ Cardiff, Dorchester, Exeter, Liverpool, Manchester, Norwich, Swansea and Winchester. ║ Ashford, Low Newton, Manchester, Pucklechruch and Risley.
§ Mr. Alex Carlile
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many males aged 15 and 16 years who were the subject of unruly certificates were remanded into adult prison establishments by the courts in England and Wales during (a) 1984, (b) 1985 and (c) the first 10 weeks of 1986.
§ Mr. Mellor
[pursuant to his reply, 27 March 1986, c. 548]: The information available relates to initial receptions on remand and is given in the table. A boy aged 15 or 16 who is awaiting trial or is convicted but unsentenced may be remanded in custody in a prison or remand centre in England and Wales only if a court certifies that he is so unruly that he cannot safely be committed to the care of a local authority, unless he has been committed under section 37 of the Magistrates' Courts Act 1980 with a view to a youth custody sentence. Committals under section 37 of the Magistrates' Courts Act 1980 are not separately identified in the records held centrally. It is normal for young males to be kept apart from adult males and they usually spend a very short period in an adult prison before being transferred to another establishment.
from persons in respect of officers in the N division of the Metropolitan police for each month since June 1983; how many of the investigations have been completed; how 469W many were found in favour of the complaint; how many have resulted in compensation: how much has been paid in compensation; and how many are still unresolved.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
[pursuant to his reply, 17 March 1986, c. 10]: The information: requested is as follows:
Number of complaints cases received by month: 1983 1984 1985 1986 January — 19 4 12 February — 12 7 2 March — 16 8 1 April — 13 1 — May — 12 9 — June 14 13 3 — July 13 15 2 — August 18 14 4 — September 17 7 4 — October 11 9 1 — November 19 16 2 — December 11 10 0 —
In 305 of the total of 319 cases, investigation has been completed; 14 cases are still outstanding.
In eight cases one or more of the complaints made was substantiated.
In seven cases civil claims were made against the commissioner. Three of these have been settled with payments totalling £242,000.