§ Mr. William Price
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how much it costs per week to keep a man in prison;
(2) how much it costs per week to keep a woman in prison.
§ Mr. Carlisle
In England and Wales in the financial year 1970–71 the average weekly cost per person in prison was £23.75. I regret that separate figures for men and women are not available.