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To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average cost was of providing gyms in prisons in the latest period for which figures are available.
Since 1997 new gymnasium facilities have been provided at HMP Lancaster Farms, HMP New Hall and HMP Shrewsbury. The average cost of providing these gyms in the public sector is in the region of £2.1 million. Most provision of new gymnasium facilities since 1997 have been provided by the private sector in newly constructed prisons, for which costs are not readily available.