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Young Offenders: Sports

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN HL7571, tabled on 12 April 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many hours on average a young offender in prison spent playing competitive sport in each of the last five years.

Answered on

26 April 2016

National Offender Management Service (NOMS) does not require establishments to report the average time young offenders (18-20 year olds) spend playing competitive sport. Figures for the average hours of PE for 18-20 year olds in Young Offender Institutions for the years 2010/11 and 2011/12 are provided in the table below. These have been drawn from administrative IT systems which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.

Table: Average hours per young offender per week spent in physical education - YOIs (18-20 year olds)

Year

2010/11

2011/12

YOI (18-20) average hours per prisoner per week spent in physical education

3.4

3.3