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Prison Accommodation: Finance

Volume 463: debated on Wednesday 12 September 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what resources his Department has made available to cover the cost of new prison places in each of the next seven years. (155188)

Estimated capital costs for the 8,000 place programme are around £1.5 billion and new money is being made available to provide an additional 1,500 places. The costs will be subject to further discussions in light of Lord Carter’s review and with HM Treasury.