HL Deb 17 May 1999 vol 601 c8WA
Lord Janner of Braunstone

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How they have exercised their duty under Section 95 of the Criminal Justice Act 1991 to inform sentencers of the financial implications of their decisions. [HL2348]

Lord Williams of Mostyn

The Government regularly produce statistics and research reports on the criminal justice system which include financial information as required under Section 95. A recent example of such publication isThe Government's Expenditure Plans 1999–2000 to 2001–2002 for the Home Office and the Charity Commission.

In addition, the Home Office will shortly be publishing a flows and costs model of the criminal justice system. It will provide estimates of the long run economic costs of policy implications. Later this year, the Home Secretary will be producing a summary of the financial information currently available on the criminal justice system to further aid sentencers, and it is our intention to publish such information annually in the future.