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Prison Service

Volume 86: debated on Thursday 14 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what increase in real terms in expenditure on the prison service is expected between the financial year 1983–84 and the financial year 1986–87.

Expenditure on the prison service in England and Wales is now planned to increase from £548 million in 1983–84 to £701 million in 1986–87. This represents an increase of £66 million or 11·5 per cent. in real terms. The figure for 1986–87 takes into account the additional provision announced in my right hon. Friend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer's autumn statement on 12 November.