§ Mr. Kilfedder
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is the daily or weekly cost of maintaining a person in (a) prison, (b) young offenders' centre, (c) borstal, (d) old people's home (e) welfare home and (f) a residential outdoor pursuits centre for pupils of school age.
§ Mr. Alison
It is not possible to supply separate figures for prisons, borstals and the young offenders' centre. Average costs are:
- (a), (b) and (c) Prison, young offenders' centre and borstal: £260 per week (provisional)
- (d) Old people's home: £77.30 per week
- (e) Children's home: £119.83 per week (the term "welfare home" is not in use)
- (f) A residential outdoor pursuit centre for pupils of school age: £15 to £55 per week (depending on the facilities provided).
These figures are based on 1979–80 costs and do not include capital costs.