HC Deb 23 January 1964 vol 687 cc151-2W
Mr. Hale

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the average weekly expenditure, excluding staff salaries, on the provision of medicines, drugs, bandages and other material for medical care and treatment for adult male prisoners in Her Majesty's prisons at the last available date for computation.

Miss Pike

In 1962–63, the cost of supplying drugs and druggists' sundries to all prison service establishments was £42,583, or 6.2 pence per wek per head of a daily average population of 31,480.