(2) what cashable efficiency savings were made by HM Prison Service in each of the last five years;
(3) what cashable efficiency savings HM Prison Service made in 2006-07; and from what areas these savings were delivered.
HM Prison Service delivered cash savings of £16 million during 2006-07. This was achieved through the merger of administrative functions at a new shared service centre in Newport South Wales, improvement in the level of professional expertise in procurement activities and also consolidating national procurement contracts. Additionally, the Prison Service delivered improvements in energy efficiency and waste management and produced savings from headquarters.
During 2007-08 HM Prison Service delivered cashable efficiencies of £52 million against a target for the year of £50 million. The cashable efficiencies delivered by HM Prison Service each year for the past five financial years are:
£ million 2007-08 52 2006-07 16 2005-06 30 2004-05 34 2003-04 38