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Prison Costs

Volume 929: debated on Monday 4 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the average weekly cost of keeping (a) a man, (b) a woman and (c) a schoolchild in prison.

In the financial year ended 31st March 1976, the latest date for which information is available, the average weekly cost of keeping a man and a woman in prison was £75 and £101, respectively. The cost of keeping young persons of school age in prisons is not separately recorded.