Prisoners' Discharge Grants

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 11th September 2017.

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Photo of Will Quince Will Quince Conservative, Colchester

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much, including administration costs, was spent on the Discharge Grant Scheme in the last year for which figures are available.

Photo of Will Quince Will Quince Conservative, Colchester

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many discharge grants were paid in the last year for which figures are available.

Photo of Sam Gyimah Sam Gyimah The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The total number of Discharge Grants issued over the last financial year was 59,587 at a value of £2.7m for Public Sector Prisons. The figures have been extracted from the Prison National Offender Management Information System (P-NOMIS), which is the central prisoner information recording system. Discharge Grant data pertaining to contracted out prisons and in relation to administration costs can be obtained only at disproportionate costs.

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