HL Deb 18 May 1994 vol 555 c12WA
Baroness David

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What was the total and weekly average cost of an attendance centre order in 1991–92, 1992–93 and 1993–94 respectively.

Earl Ferrers

The duration of attendance centre orders can vary from 12 to 36 hours. The orders are usually served in fortnightly sessions of two or three hours. It would not, therefore, be practicable or meaningful to estimate the average cost on a weekly basis. The average cost; though, of the 8,195 attendance centre orders which were made in the calendar year 1991 is estimated at £157; and of the 7,151 orders which were made in 1992, £169. Figures for 1993 are not yet available.