HC Deb 08 December 1986 vol 107 cc79-80W
Mr. Peter Bruinvels

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will give details in the Official Report as to the average weekly and annual cost of keeping an offender in the following categories of custody (a) detention centre, (b) maximum security and (c) remand.

Mr. David Mellor

The available information relates to closed youth establishments including detention centres, dispersal prisons and local prisons and remand centres. The average weekly and annual costs in 1985–86 of keeping a person in one of these categories of custody were as follows:

Weekly £ Annual £
Closed youth establishments 267 13,937
Dispersal prisons 470 24,534
Local prisons and adult remand centres 225 11,745