§ 26. Mr. Russell Johnston
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent by his Department in 1981–82 on the rehabilitation of offenders.
§ Mr. Mayhew
The answer depends on how wide a meaning is given to the phrase "rehabilitation of offenders". The provisional outturn for 1981–82 on the treatment of offenders Vote, England and Wales, is as follows:
£ million Prisons Vote (including expenditure on seconded probation officers) 437.3 Probation and After-Care Vote 106.5
If the hon. Member would like to have more specific information, perhaps he would write to my noble Friend the Under-Secretary of State indicating the area of his interest.