§ 38. Colonel Wedgwood
asked the Secretary of State for War what is the estimated cost of the prison for officer-prisoners in the North of England, including food, rent, upkeep, protection. 1010 wages, etc.; how many prisoners there are; and what it amounts to per head?
§ Mr. Hore-Belisha
The rent of the camp in question has not yet been settled, but, apart from this, the cost is about £50 a day, of which £45 is in respect of staff. There are 21 prisoners at present in the camp, which is adequate to accommodate 200.
§ Colonel Wedgwood
Would it not be cheaper to keep them at the Ritz and allow them to go home if they are prepared to take the risk?