§ Ms Ruddock
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what are the performance targets for(a) the number of assaults on staff and (b) the number of assaults on prisoners set out in the contract to run Doncaster prison; and what the penalty will be if these targets are exceeded.
§ 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 Ms Joan Ruddock, dated 23 June 1994:The Home Secretary has asked me to reply to your recent Question about the performance targets for the number of assaults on staff and prisoners at Doncaster prison.The contract does not include targets for the number of assaults. There are, however, the following performance measures:Assaults on staff—no more than 77 in the first year of operation.Assaults on prisoners—no more than 148 in the first year of operation.It is the intention of the Prison Service to reduce the figures after a review of performance at the end of the first year.If these figures are exceeded, the contractor will have failed to deliver the contracted service and a financial remedy will be imposed against the contract.