§ Mr. Dalyell
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland(a) if he will make a statement on the costs so far of market testing in relation to the central prison stores at Fauldhouse, West Lothian and what is his policy in relation to the future operation of prison stores.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
The best estimate of cost to date, including staff time and consultancy fees, in connection with the market testing of the central prison stores is approximately £92,000. The future operation of the stores will be determined by the outcome of the market test.