Skip to main content

Prison Department (Lifers' Unit)

Volume 973: debated on Wednesday 14 November 1979

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the present annual cost is of the lifers' unit in the prison department; and how the work of this unit relates to the Parole Board for England and Wales.

The life section in the prison department costs £46,515 per annum. It provides professional advice to the Parole Board and to my right hon. Friend on the allocation of male adult life sentence prisoners and their progress through the prison system.