HC Deb 11 November 1952 vol 507 cc19-20W
63. Sir H. Williams

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland why in 1952–53 it cost £403 per head to keep in prisons 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.