THE EARL OF MANSFIELD
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they will state the weekly cost of maintaining a prisoner or detainee in:
- (a) an Ordinary Prison,
- (b) Borstal,
- (c) a Detention Centre,
- (d) one of the Special Hospitals provided for persons suffering from mental disorder.
§ THE MINISTER OF STATE, HOME OFFICE (LORD STONHAM)
The latest figures readily available are those for the financial year 1966–67. In that year the average weekly cost of maintaining an inmate of each of these types of establishment, excluding capital and maintenance costs of buildings and any apportionment of the central costs of the departments administering them, was as follows:
England and Wales Scotland £ s. d. £ s. d. Prison … 14 14 4 14 0 0 Borstal … 17 4 11 14 9 3 Detention centre … 17 14 2 14 0 5 Special hospital … 20 4 4 24 8 3
Because of differences in the bases of calculation, these figures are not all directly comparable.
House adjourned at four minutes before nine o'clock.