Political News Updates

29.06.2014

Prisoners: Foreign Nationals

Mr Hollobone: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the annual cost of imprisoning foreign national offenders in UK prisons has been in each of the last three years. [202470]

Jeremy Wright: The National Offender Management Service (NOMS) does not calculate separately the annual cost of imprisoning foreign nationals in England and Wales. NOMS does not analyse cost by prisoner nationality, as costs recorded on the NOMS central accounting system do not allow identification of costs attributable to holding individual prisoners.

All prison costs for Scotland and Northern Ireland are a devolved matter and the responsibility of the relevant Minister.