Prisons: Finance

Justice written question – answered on 20th December 2011.

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Photo of Rob Flello Rob Flello Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much he had budgeted for the adult prison estate at the start of 2011-12; and what the revised estimate was of expenditure in 2011-12 on 1 December 2011.

Photo of Crispin Blunt Crispin Blunt Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice) (Prisons and Probation)

The resource budget allocations for the adult prison estate for private and public prisons in England and Wales at the start of April 2011 was £1,835.4 million. The revised estimated expenditure in December 2011 is £1,842.7 million.

Notes:

1. Establishments are categorised by their main role and where they have more than one role, they are placed in the category that represents the primary or dominant function of the prison. The overall establishment budgets represents all prisons where the majority use was as adult prison.

2. Allocated budgets may be subject to amendment during the financial year.

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