§ Lord Avebury
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What is the annual cost of printing and distributing Prison Service Instructions. [HL3559]
§ Lord Williams of Mostyn
Prison Service Instructions were introduced in January 1997. The cost of printing instructions and any accompanying Prison Service orders during the financial year 1997–98 is estimated to have been £155,000. Costs are not available for previous years.
Prison Service Instructions are mainly distributed with other documents through the service's internal systems and the cost cannot be separately identified.