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Volume 471: debated on Friday 1 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average spending was per prisoner held in (a) all HM Prisons and (b) HM Prison Chelmsford in the last period for which figures are available. (183436)

The average cost per prisoner for all prisons in 2006-07 was £26,737. The average at HMP Chelmsford was £29,134.