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Custodial Treatment: Young People

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 1 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much and what proportion of the Youth Justice Board's budget was spent on (a) purchasing remand and custodial places for offenders, (b) grants to local authorities and other bodies to support the development of effective practice and (c) commissioning research and publishing information in each year since it was established; and if he will make a statement. (199961)

Since it was established in 1998 the total YJB budget of £2,939 million has been spent as follows:

(a) £1,992 million (68 per cent.) on purchasing remand and custodial places for offenders;

(b) £930 million (31 per cent.) on grants to local authorities and other bodies to support the development of effective practice;

(c) £17 million (1 per cent.) on commissioning research and publishing information.

A breakdown of this information is detailed in the following table.

YJB operating expenditure

£ million

Purchasing remand and custodial places

Grants to local authorities and other bodies

Commissioning research

Total

1999-2000

29

1

30

2000-01

188

45

2

235

2001-02

208

77

2

287

2002-03

231

118

2

351

2003-04

245

112

2

359

2004-05

249

123

2

374

2005-06

285

128

2

415

2006-07

283

143

2

428

2007-08

303

155

2

460

Total

1,992

930

17

2,939

Total (percentage)

67.8

31.6

0.6

100