Prison Accommodation

Justice written question – answered on 9th April 2014.

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Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Shadow Minister (London), Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice

(1) how much has been spent purchasing additional prison places from existing privately run prisons in each month since May 2010;

(2) from which companies additional spaces have been purchased in which prisons in each month since May 2010;

(3) how many spaces were agreed under each contract with a private provider for additional spaces in existing prisons signed since May 2010; how long each contract was for; and what the value was of the contract (a) in total and (b) per space agreed.

Photo of Jeremy Wright Jeremy Wright The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

A significant amount of this information is not held centrally, and we would need to interrogate a very large volume of separate files to obtain the information required and then review and collate that information. By doing so we would incur disproportionate costs.

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