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Youth Justice Board: Finance

Volume 496: debated on Tuesday 1 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what methodology was used to calculate the budget of the Youth Justice Board for the provision of youth custody when the Board was formed in 1998. (287900)

The Youth Justice Board took responsibility for commissioning and purchasing places in the under 18 secure estate in 2000-01. The funding allocated to the Youth Justice Board by the Home Office was based on historical information on the cost of placing young people in custody and anticipated levels of need. YJB funding requirements are reviewed annually.

The following answers were received between Wednesday 22 July and Friday 28 August 2009