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Prisoners (Relatives' Visits)

Volume 931: debated on Wednesday 11 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what has been the cost to public funds in each of the last eight years of paying for travel costs of relations visiting prisoners in gaol in Great Britain; what has been the cost of accommodation for such relations paid for by social security during the period of such visits; how many such visits were made; and how many persons were provided with such accommodation.

Information is available from 1971 when the Home Office took over financial responsibility.

PeriodCostNumber of awards
April-March:£
1971–72115,69333,478
1972–73136,37329,272
1973–74121,20323,534
1974–75133,73623,078
1975–76226,23529,131
April 1976–February 1977222,02730,100

The further details asked for are not recorded.