HC Deb 11 February 1999 vol 325 c326W
Valerie Davey

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what were the costs of(a) police and security, including convoys between prison and court, and (b) holding the defendants in prison, in connection with the Simon de Danser drugs case. [70648]

Mr. George Howarth

The cost to the Avon and Somerset Constabulary of escorting the prisoners to and from court was £161,124.35.

The total cost to the Prison Service of accommodating the prisoners and providing prison officers as escorts was £331,996.91. A separate figure for escorting costs cannot be provided as the cost of escort work is included in the cost per prisoner place at Bristol from which this figure has been calculated.