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Education: Prisons

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 6 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what the budget was for education in prisons in each year since 1997. (171971)

The Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (and its predecessors) took responsibility for offender learning from the start of the 2001-02 financial year.

The budget for education in prisons since then has been:

Financial year

Budget (£ million)

2001-02

57

2002-03

73

2003-04

116

2004-05

116

2005-06

141

2006-07

146

2007-08

156

These totals include prison libraries, Heads of Learning and Skills, capital and funds passed to the Youth Justice Board for education in young offender institutions.