HC Deb 19 June 1997 vol 296 c247W
Mr. Bob Russell

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of the Prison Service budget is allocated to educational activities for prisoners in the current financial year; and what were the equivalent figures for(a) 1982, (b) 1987 and (c) 1992. [4176]

Ms Joyce Quin

There is no central education budget: decisions on the size of education budgets are taken by individual prison governors. The table below shows the proportion of the Prison Service's current expenditure spent on contracted-in education, library services and educational materials at directly run prisons for the years 1982–83,1987–88,1992–93 and (provisionally) 1996–97. The figures for 1996–97 may not be on precisely the same basis as those for earlier years due to changes in accounting arrangements.

  • 1982–83: 2.14 per cent.
  • 1987–88: 2.54 per cent.
  • 1992–93: 2.74 per cent.
  • 1996–97: 2.48 per cent.

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