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Prison Service: Finance

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 9 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the difference was between the capital budget and capital expenditure outturn for the Prison Service for the financial years (a) 2006-07, (b) 2007-08 and (c) 2008-09. (288822)

The outturn figures for HM Prison Service (HMPS) are as follows:

£ million

Capital budget

Capital expenditure

Variance

2008-09

24.6

29.1

(4.5)

2007-08

19.3

26.8

(7.5)

2006-07

17.2

16.1

1.1

From 2008-09 HMPS became subsumed within the reorganised National Offender Management Service and figures are not separated in the accounts, but the equivalent figure has been obtained from NOMS’ internal management accounts.