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Prisons: Contracts

Volume 473: debated on Thursday 13 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the value of the initial contract awarded to each contracted-out prison currently in operation was; and what the operational cost of each contracted-out prison was in each of the last five years. (188238)

Information on the value over the life of the contract and the expenditure for each contracted prison is provided in the following table. Information on expenditure has previously been published on the prison service website in the annual accounts 2002-03, National Offender Management Service website in the office for contracted prisons statement of performance for 2004-05 and 2005-06 and the pre-audited financial information for contracted and commercial service level agreement prisons 2006-07. Information for 2003-04 was previously provided in a written ministerial statement.

Expenditure (£)

Prison

Date of award of contract

Value over the life of the contract1(£ million)

2006-07

2005-06

2004-05

2003-04

2002-03

Altcourse (DCMF)

20 December 1995

247 over 25 years

33,836,207

31,782,463

31,220,612

32,739,936

32,154,593

Ashfield (DCMF)

1 July 1998

121 over 25 years

19,984,049

19,808,188

16,706,138

13,662,084

9,820,999

Bronzefield2 (DCMF)

20 December 2002

219 over 25 years

21,170,132

20,065,025

3

3

3

Doncaster (MO)

20 June 2000

140 over 10 years

21,455,301

20,367,274

19,230,566

19,097,051

19,252,815

Dovegate (DCMF)

27 September 1999

240 over 25 years

23,238,361

23,234,391

23,060,909

23,584,223

24,511,442

Forest Bank (DCMF)

6 July 1998

197 over 25 years

23,277,701

22,736,186

21,887,576

21,783,463

20,821,813

Lowdham Grange (DCMF)

7 November 1996

137 over 25 years

13,741,280

13,094,659

12,941,163

13,004,116

13,159,649

Parc (DCMF)

4 January 1996

266 over 25 years

36,939,202

33,539,477

32,365,812

32,529,421

31,322,995

Peterborough4 (DCMF)

14 February 2003

291 over 25 years

26,308,125

3

3

3

3

Rye Hill (DCMF)

23 July 1999

154 over 25 years

14,746,072

14,722,833

14,401,669

14,935,111

14,103266

Wolds (MO)

5 January 2003

45 over 10 years

8,070,803

6,861,220

7,097,441

6,776,755

8,504,900

1 The value over the life of the contract is based on the net present value (NPV) calculated for the winning bidder at the award of the contract. The NPV is a standard method used for the financial appraisal of long-term projects and is calculated in accordance with the HM Treasury Green Book. This information has previously been published.

There is no direct relationship between the annual value of the contract shown and the NPV for the whole life of the contract.

2 HMP Bronzefield did not open until June 2004. Part year information was excluded from the analysis.

3 Not open.

4 HMP Peterborough did not open until March 2005. Part year information was excluded from the analysis.

Note:

Expenditure figures have different elements included reflecting different management and financing arrangements for:

Manage Only (MO) establishments, the expenditure figures include:

Payment to contractors

Controller Team based at establishment

Design, Construct, Manage and Finance (DCMF) expenditure figures include:

As aforementioned for Manage Only

Adjustment for the capital repayment element in contractual payments.

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the cost of each contracted-out prison has been (a) per prison place and (b) per prisoner in each of the last five years. (188239)

Information on the cost per prison place and per prisoner in each contracted prison is provided in the following table. Information has previously been published on the Prison Service website in the annual accounts 2002-03, the NOMS website in the office for contracted prisons statement of performance for 2004-05 and 2005-06 and the pre-audited financial information for contracted and commercial SLA prisons 2006-07. Information for the financial year 2003-04 was previously provided in a written ministerial statement.

£

2006-07

2005-06

2004-05

2003-04

2002-03

Cost per place

Cost per prisoner

Cost per place

Cost per prisoner

Cost per place

Cost per prisoner

Cost per place

Cost per prisoner

Cost per place

Cost per prisoner

Altcourse (DCMF)

55,108

32,947

51,763

33,141

50,848

32,488

53,322

32,871

52,369

32,786

Ashfield (DCMF)

49,960

54,304

48,669

60,025

41047

59,032

33,568

49,144

24,130

36,806

Bronzefield1 (DCMF)

47,045

50,285

44,490

47,774

2

2

2

2

2

2

Doncaster (MO)

27,828

19,312

26,417

18,999

24,942

17,627

24,769

1,7205

24,971

17,163

Dovegate (DCMF)

29,048

28,619

29,043

28,684

28,826

27,919

27,424

27,779

30,639

32,519

Forest Bank (DCMF)

29,097

22,212

28,420

22,269

27,359

21,479

27,229

21,697

26,027

20,599

Lowdham Grange (DCMF)

27,264

25,447

25,981

25,576

25,677

25,375

25,802

24,912

26,110

25,413

Parc (DCMF)

44,080

34,914

39,976

33,742

38,577

32,859

41,281

33,193

37,830

32,115

Peterborough3 (DCMF)

31,319

30,626

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

Rye Hill (DCMF)

24,577

24,455

24,538

24,954

24,003

22,538

24,892

22,767

23,505

21,504

Wolds (MO)

25,221

21,638

20,855

23,258

21,507

20,572

21,861

19,700

24,635

19,170

1 HMP Bronzefield opened during 2004-05, part year information was excluded from the analysis.

2 Not open.

3 HMP Peterborough opened during 2005-06, part year information was excluded from the analysis.

Note:

(DCMF): Design, Construct, Manage and Finance.

(MO): Manage Only.