Justice written question – answered on 1st February 2008.

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Photo of Simon Burns Simon Burns Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average spending was per prisoner held in (a) all HM Prisons and (b) HM Prison Chelmsford in the last period for which figures are available.

Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The average cost per prisoner for all prisons in 2006-07 was £26,737. The average at HMP Chelmsford was £29,134.

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