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Prisons: Costs

Volume 704: debated on Tuesday 21 October 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the average cost of keeping a person in prison in Northern Ireland for one week. [HL5526]

As the prisoner population fluctuates on a daily basis, the Northern Ireland Prison Service use cost per prisoner place as a guide. The projected average cost of keeping a person in prison for one week in 2008-09 is £1,567.