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Prisoners

Volume 650: debated on Friday 1 December 1961

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the average number of prisoners in Scottish prisons over the past 12 months.

The average daily number of prisoners in Scottish prisons in the twelve months ended 21st November, 1961, was 2,452.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the total number of prisoners detained in Scottish prisons at 1st November, 1961.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the weekly cost of keeping a prisoner in a Scottish prison.

For the year ended 31st March, 1960, the most recent period for which figures are available, the average net weekly cost per prisoner in Scottish prisons, including staffing but excluding expenditure on buildings, was £7 11 s. 8d.