HC Deb 31 March 1958 vol 585 c97W
88. Sir W. Anstruther-Gray

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the average net cost per week per prisoner of maintaining prisoners in Her Majesty's prisons in Scotland; and how this figure compares with the cost in England.

Mr. Maclay

The most recent period for which definite figures are available is the year ended 31st March, 1957. In that year the average weekly net cost per prisoner in Scottish prisons was £6 19s. 11d. excluding the cost of new buildings. The corresponding figure for England and Wales was £7 12s. 6d.