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Medical Treatments: Finance

Volume 481: debated on Monday 20 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average cost of medical care per head of prison population was in each of the last 10 years. (226226)

For 2008-09, a £202 million investment has been made in prison health care. Based on Current population figures, this equates to £2,435 per head.

The Department does not hold details of clinical care on a cost per case basis nor is information on previous years held centrally.