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Prisons: Unmanned Air Vehicles

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 57249, tabled on 12 December 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisons in each category are (a) fitted and (b) not fitted with netting on outdoor areas to restrict drone access; and what other anti-drone techniques are being trialled in prisons.

Answered on

15 December 2016

A range of methods to counter the threat posed by drones are being trialled and evaluated for their effectiveness across the prison estate. This includes the use of technology to detect and block drones, the enhancement of physical security and working with drone manufacturers.

Information on netting fitted by each prison and by purpose is not held centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

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