§ Mr. Terry Walker
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the present weekly cost to his Department of keeping a boy in a junior detention centre.
§ Dr. Summerskill
The estimated weekly cost of maintaining an inmate in a detention centre in England and Wales during 1973–74, the latest year for which information is available, was approximately £45. Records showing separately the cost of junior detention centres are not kept.
§ Mr. Frank R. White
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will instruct his Department to purchase all future textile requirements from British manufacturers.