HC Deb 07 July 2003 vol 408 cc640-1W
Simon Hughes

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total amount spent per head of population on(a) police, (b) prisons and (c) probation was in the last 12 months for which figures are available. [121957]

Ms Blears

The total amount spent per head of population by the Home Office on police, prisons and probation, based on the 2002–03 estimated outturn as published in the (A) Home Office departmental report 2003 (cm5908) (minus (B) depreciation) and (C) the Office for National Statistics' estimated mid-year resident population for England and Wales 2001 is set out in the following table.

(A): Estimated expenditure (£) (B) Depreciation (£) (C): Total population (A-B)/C= Cost per head (£)
Police 6,815,251,000 -8,088,000 52,084,500 130.69
Prisons 2,534,176,000 -132,642,000 52,084,500 46.11
Probation 716,290,000 -9,134,000 52,084,500 13.58