HC Deb 10 June 1998 vol 313 c565W
Mr. Clappison

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the current average cost of a curfew order backed by electronic tagging in(a) Norfolk, (b) Greater Manchester and (c) Reading. [43879]

Ms Quin

It is not possible on the grounds of commercial confidentiality to provide a breakdown of current average costs of a curfew order for different trial areas. Based on the experiences of the first two years of the trials of curfew orders with electronic monitoring, the cost per order for a national roll-out was estimated to be about £1,900. However, this cost does not account for any savings achieved through providing electronic monitoring for Home Detention Curfew simultaneously with curfew orders.