HC Deb 12 February 1997 vol 290 cc239-40W
Dr. Godman

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what proportion of the current crime prevention budget has been allocated to projects in prisons; and if he will make a statement. [15109]

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

No part of the Scottish Office's current crime prevention budget is used for projects in prisons since the costs of programmes which address the offending behaviour of prisoners are met from the prison service budget. A significant part of the crime prevention budget has, however, been allocated to two projects designed to prevent re-offending by persistent young offenders.