Prisoners: Costs

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 13 September 2022.

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Photo of Rachel Maclean Rachel Maclean The Minister of State, Home Department, The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

It is not possible to provide a response within the cost limit because the information is not held in the way required to provide a response.

There is a large variation in costs per place, which is dependent upon many different factors including the size, type and age of the prison. The latest published prison cost data (2020- 2021), including the average cost per prison place, may be found at

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