§ Mr. Boateng
New short-term prison population projections as at October 1999, and revised long-term projections, have been prepared by the Home Office Research, Development and Statistics Directorate. A summary is in the Library and available in the September prison population brief on the Home Office website at: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/rds/index.htm.
The projected average population for 1999–2000 and each of the next five years for the central scenario is given in the table.
The budget for the Prison Service was set following the comprehensive spending review. The figures, which incorporate some minor subsequent adjustments are listed in the table. The budget for 2002–03 and 2003–04 will be determined in the next spending review.
Prison population projections 1999–2000 to 2004–05 Year Number 1999–2000 65,300 2000–01 68,100 2001–02 70,100 2002–03 70,800 2003–04 71,300 2004–05 71,900
Prison Service budget 1999–2000 to 2001–05 Year £ million 1999–2000 1,925.280 2000–01 1,981.280 2001–02 2,004.912