HC Deb 28 February 1995 vol 255 c538W
Mr. Ron Davies

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was his Department's expenditure on(a) prisons and (b) the probation service in Wales in the latest available year.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

The net operating costs of Welsh prisons in 1993–94 were £18.8 million.

Expenditure by Welsh probation areas in 1993–94 was £18.4 million. The Home Office meets 80 per cent. of this expenditure and the responsible local authorities meet the remaining 20 per cent.