§ Ms Janet Anderson
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the average annual cost per prison place. 
§ Miss Widdecombe
Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the temporary Director General of the Prison Service, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.
Letter from Richard Tilt to Ms Janet Anderson, dated 27 November 1995:The Home Secretary has asked me to reply to your recent Question about the average annual cost of a prison place.In 1993–94, the last year for which information has been published, the net operating cost per place per year was £22,712.