§ 63. Sir H. Williams
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland why in 1952–53 it cost £403 per head to keep in prisons 20W 1,941 prisoners and Borstal inmates as compared with £316 per annum in England and Wales.
§ Mr. Henderson Stewart
The explanation, in brief, is that the prisons and Borstal institutions in Scotland are generally very much smaller than those in England and, therefore, more costly to run.