§ 23. Mr. Greenway
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much money was spent on prison education in each of the last five years; and how many prisoners were in receipt of such education.
§ Mr. Mayhew
In the period 1976 to 1981, the yearly figures of expenditure on prison education were approximately £4.4 million, £5.1 million, £5.6 million, £7.2 million and £9.2 million. The figures for trainees in borstals and detention centres were 100 per cent. and for prisoners in prisons and remand centres approximately 48 per cent. and 43 per cent. respectively.