§ Mr. Dodds-Parker
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what are the approximate costs per week, including overheads and all relevant charges, for keeping a child in a remand home, a child in a Borstal institution, a woman in Holloway Prison, a man in a closed prison, and a man in an open prison, respectively.
§ Mr. Ridley
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what is the annual cost of keeping a man in close prison and open prison, respectively;
(2) what is the annual cost of keeping a child in a remand home and a Borstal, respectively;157W
(3) what is the annual cost of keeping a woman in Holloway Prison.
§ Mr. Roy Jenkins
In the financial year 1964–65 the average weekly costs in England and Wales of keeping a person in a remand home, borstal and in prison were £19 14s. 7d., £20 8s. 11d. and £18 3s. 1d., respectively. Corresponding annual costs were £1,029, £1,067 and £947. All figures include capital expenditure; those for remand homes also include an apportionment of local authority administrative expenditure but those for prisons and borstals do not include any apportionment of central Home Office administrative costs.
Separate figures relating to the cost of keeping a prisoner in a particular prison, or type of prison, are not available.