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Prospect Project

Volume 478: debated on Thursday 26 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice in which towns the Prospect Project was located; what the cost was of each building used for the project; and which buildings are still in use. (212842)

The Prospect and projects were based in Bristol (two hostels, one male and one female), Exeter (one male), Preston (one male) and Merseyside (one male).

Capital costs for the Prospects buildings programme were £8.539 million: Exeter £1.814 million, Bristol (male) £1.961 million, Bristol (female) £1.489 million, Preston £1.315 million and Merseyside £1.96 million.

The programme has been in the process of being decommissioned since January, and four of the five properties were returned to the National Offender Management Service at the end of May. One property in Bristol is still being used to deliver the community- based aspect of the service for Bristol male and female accommodation.