HC Deb 03 December 1987 vol 123 c684W
Mr. Butler

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was(a) the turnover and (b) the profit or loss of prison industries in the latest available year.

Mr. John Patten

The last finalised accounts for prison industries were for the year 1985–86. Turnover for that year was £23.5 million, and the loss £25.5 million. Final accounts for 1986–87 are not yet available, but provisional figures are a turnover of £26.1 million and a loss in the region of £18.5 million.