§ Mr. Soley
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the weekly cost of detaining a person in prison department establishments under the Immigration Act.
§ Mr. Hurd
Persons detained under the Immigration Act are held in a remand centre or local prison. Costs of holding individual classes of persons within these types of establishment are not available but during the financial year 1982–83, the average weekly cost of keeping a person in such establishments was £200.