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Prisoners: Transport

Volume 468: debated on Wednesday 28 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the total cost was of transporting (a) prisoners on remand to court and (b) sentenced prisoners from court to prison in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available. (168500)

This information is not available before the start of the current contracts for the escort of prisoners to and from courts in August 2004. There is no requirement for contractors to separate the costs of escorting remand and sentenced prisoners. This information is not held centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost, as it would involve analysing the individual records of all prisoner movements.