HC Deb 06 December 1978 vol 959 cc713-4W
Mr. Buchanan-Smith

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the average weekly cost of keeping a person in prison, young offenders institution, detention centre, borstal and List D school, respectively; where local authorities run hostels for the homeless, inadequates, &c.; and what is the weekly cost per person accommodated, including costs of supervision.

Mr. Harry Ewing:

The total cost of penal establishments and List D schools in the financial year 1976–77, the latest figure available, divided by the average population, gives the following figures as the cost of keeping an inmate or child for one week:

Prison £67.46
Young Offenders Institution £86.84
Detention Centre £126.70
Borstal Institution £82.95
List D school £93.45

The marginal cost cannot be exactly calculated, but is of course very much less. harbour for 1976, 1977 and 1978 subdivided by size of vessel.

Mr. Clinton Davis:

I have been asked to reply.

The information in respect of accidental deaths for 1976 and 1977 on deep-sea trawlers is set out below. Figures for 1978 and of serious injuries are not available.

I understand that Lothian regional council provides a hostel in Edinburgh for men with alcohol-related problems. Information about hostels provided by local authorities for other purposes, or the cost of accommodating inmates, is not held centrally.