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Prison Service: Finance

Volume 497: debated on Monday 12 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the difference was between the budget and the expenditure outturn for the Prison Service in the financial years (a) 2005-06, (b) 2006-07 and (c) 2007-08. (288804)

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

(£)

Resource budget

Outturn expenditure

Underspend/(Overspend)

2007-08

2,057,504,000

2,053,165,000

4,339,000

2006-07

1,931,243,000

1,931,851,000

(608,000)

2005-06

1,792,965,000

1,826,031,000

(33,066,000)