§ Mr. Peter Lloyd
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 Derek Lewis to Mr. Tom Cox, dated 19 July 1994:
The Home Secretary has asked me to reply to your recent Question about the criteria followed as to the movement of prisoners from one establishment to another.
There is a wide range of factors which are considered when prisoners are moved from one establishment to another. These include whether the prisoner is unconvicted or sentenced, age, sex, security categorisation, type of offence, length of sentence, training or treatment needs, educational requirements, medical requirements, maintenance of control and good order, full utilisation of available accommodation, and the need to maintain family ties and prepare prisoners for release.