HC Deb 13 November 1979 vol 973 c508W
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