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Prisons: HMP Wayland

Volume 715: debated on Thursday 10 December 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will increase the resources provided for healthcare at Her Majesty's Prison Wayland following the increase in the population of prisoners there since 2006. [HL516]

No new capacity places opened at Her Majesty's Prison (HMP) Wayland during 2006-07. However, 300 new capacity places were approved by the National Offender Management Service and made operational during 2007-08.

Part-year funding of £223,000 was issued by the department to East of England Strategic Health Authority to cover health and set-up costs associated with these places.

In 2008-09, £437,000 was added to the baseline healthcare funding that the department allocated to HMP Wayland, increasing the annual provision from £868,000 to £1,305,000.