§ 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.