Prisons: Capital Investment

Justice written question – answered on 24th June 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 what the capital investment budget was for prisons in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13 and (d) 2013-14; and what the equivalent budget allocation is for 2014-15.

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

Details of the major capital expenditure (funded centrally) for prisons (excluding immigration removal centres) in each year since 2010-11 are shown in the table below. Note that for 2010-11 to 2013-14 actual expenditure is given to reflect the true value of investment. The figure for 2014-15 shows the budget for major capital expenditure and includes the capital maintenance budget as well as investment in new houseblocks, the new prison for North Wales in Wrexham and the Secure College.

Financial year Major capital expenditure (rounded) (£ million)
2010-11 350
2011-12 161
2012-13 118
2013-14 151
2014-15 165

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