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Kenny MacAskill (Scottish National Party)
The additional prisoner place funding paid to each public sector establishment over the last five years is as follows:
|2010-11 Until December 10|
|Total Net Funding for 2010-11||£253,875|
|Total Net Funding for 2009-10||£994,710|
|Total Net Funding for 2008-09||£2,550,890|
|Total Net Funding for 2007-08||£819,630|
|Total Net Funding for 2006-07||£1,204,980|
The purpose of this funding is to compensate prisons for the expenditure associated with holding prisoners in addition to the number they are resourced to hold.
Private sector prisons are contracted to provide a baseline number of available prisoner places. Additional places can be purchased in tranches up to a maximum level and the contractual payment mechanism defines how each tranche is priced. Contracts are published on the SPS website.
The net funding position for each financial year includes reductions in funding for those establishments that have been holding less prisoners than the number that they are resourced to hold.