§ Mr. George Howarth
Although the Prison Service is not set up as a trading organisation, it does derive income from commercial activities. Gross expenditure by the Prison Service in 1997–98 was £1,760.9 million.77W
This expenditure was offset by receipts of £23.3 million in the classes authorised for use as appropriations in aid, of which £8.4 million were from sales of capital assets. £7.7 million (33 per cent. of all receipts; 52 per cent. of current receipts) of those receipts arose from external sales from prison industries and farms.