§ 33. Mr. CECIL WILSON
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that in the year 1923–24 the net cost per prisoner per day in military prisons and detention barracks was 8s. 11d., and that of this sum approximately 6s. 1d. went to the staff, 2s. 1d. to standing charges, and 9d. to prisoners' maintenance; and whether he can state the reason for the disparity of these amounts?
§ Sir L. WORTHINGTON-EVANS
The figures referred to are presumably those on page 110 of the Army Account for 1923–24. The cost per brad of prisoners in 1923–24 is greater than in 1922–23 because the number of prisoners is fortunately less.