HC Deb 20 January 1969 vol 776 c35W
Mr. Wright

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how much has been spent in each successive year since October 1964 on the care and maintenance of inmates in young offenders' institutions in Scotland.

Mr. Ross

The first young offenders' institution was opened in January, 1965, and separate records of cost for young offenders institutions commenced on 1st April 1965. The information is as follows:

Year Cost
1965–66 175,642
1966–67 216,888
1967–68 247,003

These figures exclude the capital and maintenance cost of buildings as it is not possible to apportion such costs accurately on an annual basis. Also excluded is certain expenditure on the young offenders' institutions at Barlinnie and Edinburgh which cannot readily be separated from that on the associated prisons.