§ Mr. Foster
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the average weekly cost in 1978–79 of keeping a male inmate in a dispersal prison, a closed training prison, a local prison, a remand centre, an open prison, a borstal, a young persons' centre and a detention centre.
§ Mr. Whitelaw
As shown in the annual report on the work of the prison department 1978—Cmnd. 7619, paragraph 16—the average weekly costs in 1977–78—the latest year for which information is available—were:
£ Six Category A/B dispersal prisons 187 Other closed training prisons 91 Local prisons and remand centres 85 Open prisons 72 Borstals and YP centres 104 Detention centres 104