HC Deb 13 February 1980 vol 978 c646W
Mr. Thomas Cox

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the weekly food cost allowance for a prisoner serving a prison sentence in Her Majesty's prison.

Mr. Brittan

The current average weekly cost of food in penal establishments in England and Wales is £4.15 per inmate. This takes into account the value of foodstuffs provided by the prison department's own horticultural and agricultural output.