§ Captain Kerby
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the cost in 1957 and 1937, respectively, of Her Majesty's prison service and reformatory schools.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
In the financial year which ended on 31st March, 1937, the total net expenditure of the Prison Commissioners was £1,449,358. In the year ending on 31st March, 1957, it was £9,729,296. The cost to public funds of approved schools in those years was £618,709 and £3,271,672, respectively.