Political News Updates

22.06.2014

Prisons: Capital Investment

Sadiq Khan: 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. [201498]

Jeremy Wright: 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