Prison Accommodation: Construction

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 10th June 2022.

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Photo of Ellie Reeves Ellie Reeves Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average cost per cell is of each new or planned prison place in 2022-23.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The information requested is commercially sensitive due to the on-going and future procurements planned across the programme.

Additional prison places will come online in the financial year 2022/23 with 480 places to be delivered via the rapid deployment cells project, 90 places at High Down and the ongoing increase in the number of prisoners at HMP Five Wells.

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