To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the estimated (a) total capital construction cost excluding operation and maintenance and (b) capital construction cost per prison place per year of lifespan excluding operation and maintenance is of each of the 12 Oct 2009 : Column 141W
two planned 1,500 place prisons announced by his Department on 27 April 2009, should the prisons be delivered under similar contractual arrangements to current PFI prisons; 
(2) how many new prison places have been brought on stream in each of the last 24 months for which figures are available; and what the estimated capital construction cost was per prison place per year of lifespan, excluding operation, maintenance and other costs. 
The framework approach used by the Prison Service for the new 1,500 place prisons is designed to introduce real competition into the procurement process for each prison, and the construction and operating costs are a key part of our commercial strategy to ensure value for money. It is therefore not possible to reveal the estimated costs at this stage of the procurement.
The Core Capacity Programme aims to deliver approximately 12,500 places by 2012. The following table shows the number of places delivered in each month since October 2007 as part of this programme:
Number of places( 1)
(1) Includes places delivered through new build accommodation, conversion of existing buildings and more effective use of the estate.
The average construction cost for the Core Capacity Programme (not all new build), including costs of providing ancillary facilities, and excluding running costs, is approximately £170,000 per place across the lifetime of the accommodation.
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To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the cost to his Department was of (a) all mandatory drug testing in prisons in England and Wales in 2008-09 and (b) one mandatory drug test of an individual prisoner on the latest date for which figures are available. 
Many staff responsible for the mandatory drug testing (MDT) process do not work exclusively on the testing of prisoners. The cost of MDT staff resources cannot be disaggregated from the overall prison running costs.
The cost to the National Offender Management Service of MDT analytical services is classified as commercial in confidence.
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the street value of all drugs used illegally in each (a) adult prison and (b) young offender institution in England and Wales in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available. 
Information on the street value of drugs used illegally in prisons is not routinely available. Covert activity such as drug taking, by its nature, is very difficult to quantify. A report published in 2001 by the Home Office titled 'Sizing the UK market for illicit drugs' focused on a few specific drugs and estimated the value of the drugs trade in prisons as worth up to £24 million. Since that report, the level of drug misuse evidenced by the random drug testing positive rate has fallen by 36 per cent.
Mr. David Anderson:
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what energy efficiency standards his Department has stipulated for circulator pumps installed in (a) existing and (b) new prisons. 
The National Offender Management Service (NOMS) does not stipulate energy efficiency standards for circulator pumps. However, in existing Prison Service buildings, it is recommended that variable speed pump motors are fitted where it is practical to do so and where savings can be made within a suitable payback period.
NOMS standard for new build and refurbishment projects is that:
Accommodation will deliver optimum energy efficient solutions to achieve a low energy building that is significantly lower than typical development.
New builds must meet current Buildings Regulations Part L (2000) which include energy conservation requirements.
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) directors, (b) senior managers and (c) executive support and administration staff there were in each prison in each of the last five years. 
Information on the number of (a) directors, (b) senior managers and (c) executive support and administration staff in each prison over the last five years is shown in the following tables. The data provided cover the public sector and the contracted estate. Grading systems vary between the public and private sectors, and between individual contractors. Self reporting has been used in this response.
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Staff in post for selected grades by establishment 2004-05 to 2008-09