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£ million
Additional funding source
Comprehensive spending review Crime reduction programme Spending review 2000

1999-2000

7.3

0.7

2000-01

8.4

1.1

2001-02

8.9

1.5

2002-03

8.9

3.6

2003-04

8.9

11.6


Based on an estimated average cost per programme completion and the number of completions in 2006-07, we estimate that the cost of delivering accredited offending behaviour programmes in 2006-07 to be approximately £25 million. A similar amount will be spent in 2007-08.

In addition, governors and area managers may allocate funds from their budgets to support local initiatives or partnerships with outside organisations or the voluntary sector to address particular needs. This information is not recorded centrally.

Probation Boards fund the cost of providing behavioural programmes for offenders in the community through their grant as they see fit to meet their statutory duties. Data is only available on the budgeted cost of delivering programmes to offenders under probation supervision, which includes offenders on community sentences and on licence in the community following a custodial sentence. Probation Boards’ budgeted spend on behavioural programmes is as follows:

£ million

2005-06

77

2006-07

85

2007-08

86.5


The requested information relating to expenditure for years leading up to 2005 is not recorded centrally.

Prisoners

Steve Webb: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the prison population was in each of the last 12 months in (a) all prisons and (b) open prisons. [197406]

Mr. Hanson: The following table gives the numbers of prisoners held in all open prisons in England and Wales at the end of each month since February 2007.


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2007 2008
Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan

Open prisons

Askham Grange

100

109

99

98

109

108

101

107

109

110

112

96

East Sutton Park

97

95

100

99

100

98

97

90

90

97

89

91

Ford

413

438

457

476

464

454

472

460

468

471

494

494

Hewell Grange

172

182

181

173

167

170

165

143

156

186

177

176

Hollesley Bay

292

292

305

311

298

292

317

324

322

325

314

325

Kirkham

508

513

508

546

514

530

540

522

522

506

485

448

Leyhill

420

399

432

400

411

393

393

399

394

402

348

381

Moorland Open

222

219

222

229

242

236

239

241

242

246

224

248

North Sea Camp

253

274

303

273

272

258

261

247

263

276

295

281

Spring Hill

307

333

335

323

322

309

321

328

324

322

326

322

Standford Hill

407

395

419

416

405

419

424

398

397

437

422

427

Sudbury

481

497

500

523

533

538

515

533

549

545

536

533

Thorn Cross

224

224

223

241

240

245

254

233

229

214

200

211

Usk/Prescoed

410

408

394

406

417

396

392

401

383

380

381

397

Total open prisons

4,306

4,378

4,478

4,514

4,494

4,446

4,491

4,426

4,448

4,517

4,403

4,430

All prison establishments

79,582

79,745

80,261

80,264

79,734

80,164

80,534

80,855

30,997

81,404

79,605

81,142

Note:
In addition to the establishments listed above Drake Hall, Motion Hall, Norwich, Reading and Wealstun prisons have small open units, but population data is not available at this level.

The figures for establishment totals are published monthly at the website:

These figures have been drawn from administrative IT systems, which, as with any large scale recording system, are subject to possible errors with data entry and processing.


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