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Prisons: Construction

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 17 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the expected annual capital cost of the prison building programme in each year between 2007-08 and 2014-15. (244178)

The following table shows the current estimated capital cost of the capacity programme in each financial year from 2007-08 to 2011-12. This does not include capital costs for the three prison clusters, but does include an allowance for the purchase of land for the first prison cluster.

Current Forecast

Capital (£ million)

2007-08

373.39

2008-09

413.25

2009-10

494.44

2010-11

327.02

2011-12

295.3