§ Sir Robert Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the average annual cost of a prison place(a) in each category of prison and (b) in total. 
§ Mr. McLeish
The budgeted average annual cost of a prison place in Scotland, for the current financial year (March 1998 to April 1999) is(a) £23,575 for secure prisons, £16,959 for open prisons and (b) £23,156 in total. These have been calculated as total budgeted expenditure (excluding capital, Headquarters, the SPS Training
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College and other central costs) divided by the forecast prisoner places available in the year, at the time when the budgets were set.