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Prisoners' Transfers: Isle of Wight

Volume 499: debated on Wednesday 11 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the cost was of using (a) boats, (b) commercial flights and (c) private flights to transfer prisoners to prisons on the Isle of Wight in each of the last five years. (298082)

Prisoners are transferred to and from the Isle of Wight by scheduled car ferry sailings only. The data are not available for this request as the cost of transferring prisoners to the Isle of Wight is included in the general prisoner escort contracts and is not invoiced separately. The contracting out of this work has achieved efficiency savings estimated at £20 million in the first year.