§ Lord McCluskey
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What was the average cost per prisoner place in Her Majesty's prisons in Scotland in 1994–95.
The Earl of Lindsay:
The subject of the Question relates to the matters undertaken by the Scottish Prison Service. I have asked its Chief Executive to arrange for a reply to be given.
Letter to Lord McCluskey from the Chief Executive of the Scottish Prison Service, Mr. E. W. Frizzell, dated 27/11/95:
The Earl of Lindsay has asked me to reply to your question about the average cost per prisoner place in Her Majesty's prisons in Scotland in 1994–95.
The annual cost per prisoner place at HM Prisons in Scotland in 1994–95, calculated as total net expenditure (excluding capital) divided by the average number of places available, was £26,479.