HC Deb 01 May 1964 vol 694 c108W
Sir L. Ropner

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is his estimate of the cost of keeping 12 men in prison for an aggregate period of 307 years.

Mr. Brooke

Calculated on the basis of estimated 1964 costs per prisoner per annum, and assuming that they will qualify for one-third remission on the sentences, about £110,000. The true extra cost of adding these 12 men to the total number of men in prison is not ascertainable.