HC Deb 01 March 1983 vol 38 c134W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will give, at the latest and most convenient stated date, the actual or estimated weekly or annual cost to public funds of keeping in prison the 5,400 unconvicted prisoners, on remand, awaiting trial.

Mr. Mellor

No separate figure for the cost of keeping unconvicted prisoners is available, but they are normally held in local prisons or remand centres where the average cost per prisoner per week was £168 in the financial year 1980–81.