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Prisoners: Per Capita Costs

Volume 457: debated on Thursday 8 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average cost is per prisoner place in HM Prison Service; and if he will make a statement. (125311)

The average annual cost per prisoner place for the Prison Service was £32,888 in 2005-06.

This figure includes the element of headquarters overheads, but excludes the cost of capital on all Prison Service land and buildings, plus the cost of depreciation on buildings. These indirect costs are held by the National Offender Management Service (NOMS).