§ Mr. Stonehouse
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what is the average weekly expenditure on food for prisoners in Kenya prisons; and, of this, what is the average weekly expenditure on meat.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
In the financial year 1957–58 the average weekly gross expenditure on food for prisoners and detainees in prisons and camps in Kenya was£10,440, or 5 shillings 78 cents per head.
It is not possible to determine what proportion was spent on meat, since the weekly ration per prisoner varies according to whether he is receiving the basic diet or, if he is performing any prison labour, the full diet. Under the Prisons Rules, an African prisoner on full diet is allowed 15 oz. of meat per week, which at Nairobi prices costs approximately 75 cents; a prisoner on the basic diet is allowed 6 oz. of meat each week, which costs about 30 cents at Nairobi prices.