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Custodial Establishments (Running Costs)

Volume 987: debated on Thursday 3 July 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what are the estimated annual running costs per place in each of (a) remand centres, (b) detention centres, (c) young offender establishments and (d) prisons in security categories A, B, C and D; and what are the projected figures for 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84 and 1984–85.

Estimates of the annual running cost per place are not available. The only available information on running costs is as follows.

Average annual cost of keeping a person in custody 1978–79
Establishments for males£
Six Category A/B dispersal prisons12,085
Other closed training prisons5,768
Local prisons and remand centres5,403
Open prisons4,146
Borstals and YP centres6,206
Detention Centres5,638
All female establishments7,301