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Secure Accommodation: Young Offender Institutions

Volume 501: debated on Wednesday 25 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the answer of 4 November 2009, Official Report, columns 1025-6W, on secure accommodation: young offender institutions, for what reasons value added tax is not included within the figures. (300709)

VAT is payable only on the places commissioned by the youth justice board in secure training centres and private sector young offender institutions. VAT is not payable on the places in secure children's homes or public sector young offender institutions. Therefore, VAT is excluded from these figures in order to provide a valid comparison between sectors.