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Prison Service: Finance

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 20 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the cost of publishing and printing the communities engagement newsletter for HM Prison Service was, including staff costs, in the latest period for which figures are available. (186253)

The Community Engagement Newsletter is produced by a member of the Prison Service Race Equality Action Group (REAG): the higher executive officer (whose, annual salary is around £29,000) spends approximately 33 per cent. of his time producing the newsletter. There is a nil production cost as the newsletter is posted on and disseminated via the REAG site on the Prison Service intranet.

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what work the Anne Peaker Centre has carried out for HM Prison Service in each of the last three years; and how much they have been paid by HM Prison Service. (186277)

A representative of the Prison Service has attended one meeting at the Anne Peaker Centre in a consultative capacity. The service has had no other contact with the centre.