Prison Programmes

Home Department written question – answered on 17th March 2005.

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Photo of Mr Bill O'Brien Mr Bill O'Brien Labour, Normanton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the budgets for (a) offending behaviour programmes, (b) drug treatment and (c) basic skills education in prisons were in 2003–04; and what the budgets are for (i) 2004–05, (ii) 2005–06 and (iii) 2006–07.

Photo of Charles Clarke Charles Clarke Home Secretary

We are unable to give a full answer as not all of the budgets for 2005–06, and 2006–07, have yet been fully delegated.

The Offending Behaviour Programmes include Sex Offender Programmes. We expect the final expenditure for 2003–04 to be in the region of £25 million, including private prisons. The budget for 2004–05 is £20.5 million.

Expenditure on Drug Treatment in 2003–04 was £38.250 million. The budget for 2004–05 is £51.436 million. The budget for 2005–06 is £61.216 million. These figures are for public prisons only. We do not have the figures for private prisons.

The expected final expenditure for Basic Skills Education in Prisons is £70 million in 2003–04 (or £82 million including Work Skills). The budget for 2004–05 is £85.3 million including Work Skills. These figures are for public prisons only. We do not have the figures for private prisons.

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