HC Deb 28 July 2000 vol 354 cc1156-7W
Mr. Stinchcombe

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish the results achieved by the Prison Service on each of its key performance indicators in each prison during 1998–99. [133697]

Mr. Boateng

I refer my hon. Friend to the reply I gave him on 23 July 1999,Official Report, columns 732–36W.

Miss Widdecombe

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many new prisons are planned to be built over the next three years; and if he will make a statement. [133284]

Mr. Boateng

Two prisons funded in the 1997 Comprehensive Spending Review are currently under construction. Rye Hill, Rugby will provide 600 places and is scheduled to open in January 2001; Dovegate, Staffordshire will provide 800 places and is scheduled to open in July 2001. Invitations to negotiate have been issued for the procurement of two new prisons at Ashford, near Heathrow and Peterborough.

Mr. Lidington

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his estimate is of planned net expenditure on prisons in(a) 2000–01, (b) 2001–02, (c) 2002–03 and (d) 2003–04. [133405]

Mr. Straw

The planned net expenditure of the Prison Service in 2000–01 is £1,834 million. This net figure takes into account the allowable receipts including those received from the Youth Justice Board.

The additional funding provided as a result of the previous Comprehensive Spending Review in 1997 and recent 2000 Spending Review, increases the Prison Service's net funding to £2,104 million in 2001–02, £2,210 million in 2002–03 and £2,267 million in 2003–04. These figures take no account of the impact of receipts from the Youth Justice Board (YJB). In order to allow for comparison across the years, if the level of receipts from the YJB remained as they are, the Prison Service run of net planned expenditure would be £2,000 million/£2,106 million/£2,163 million. Net planned expenditure will not be finalised until the value of all allowable receipts, including those from the YJB, have been determined.

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