Youth Custody: Food

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 19th September 2017.

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Photo of Luciana Berger Luciana Berger Labour/Co-operative, Liverpool, Wavertree

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the cost of food (a) per inmate per day and (b) for all inmates in youth custody was in each year since 2010.

Photo of Phillip Lee Phillip Lee The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS), on behalf of the MoJ, is responsible for allocating food budgets to public sector establishments in the Youth Custody estate in England and Wales. As the food in each prison reflects the specific needs of the prisoner population locally, the ultimate decision on what is provided and the cost of each meal rests with the individual Governors, and as such, financial data is not readily available.

There are separate budget arrangements in place for the private sector establishments.

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