Skip to main content

Prisoners (Remand Costs)

Volume 113: debated on Monday 30 March 1987

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 is the daily cost of keeping a prisoner on remand in a police cell in (a) London and (b) elsewhere.

The average cost per prisoner per night of prisoners held in police cells in the Metropolitan police district is currently about £120.The cost represents actual expenditure by the police in staff, accommodation and services, and is determined by various factors, in particular the number of prisoners and the number of locations at which they are held.The cost of prisoners held by other police forces varies considerably according to circumstancies. Comprehensive figures could only be produced at disproportionate cost.