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Prisoners: Personal Property

Volume 495: debated on Tuesday 30 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the answer to my hon. and learned Friend the Member for Harborough (Mr. Garnier) of 8 July 2008, Official Report, columns 1526-28W, on prisoners: personal property, what the equivalent figures for 2008-09 are. (282553)

A breakdown of the compensation the National Offender Management Service has paid, during 2008-09, to prisoners for damaged or lost property is set out as follows. In obtaining the information the National Offender Management Service does not distinguish between prisoners’ lost or stolen property.

2008-09

Number of cases

Compensation (£)

Lost property

1,876

106,570.76

Damaged property

255

13,727.89