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Prisoners (Food Cost Allowance)

Volume 978: debated on Wednesday 13 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the weekly food cost allowance for a prisoner serving a prison sentence in Her Majesty's prison.

The current average weekly cost of food in penal establishments in England and Wales is £4·15 per inmate. This takes into account the value of foodstuffs provided by the prison department's own horticultural and agricultural output.