HC Deb 06 July 1983 vol 45 c87W
Mr. Kilroy-Silk

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the current weekly cost to the prison department of keeping a prisoner in police custody in London and the south-east of England.

Mr. Hurd

The average cost per prisoner per night in the Metropolitan Police District is about £97. I regret that comparable information in relation to other police forces is not readily available.

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