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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-19689: Daniel Johnson (Edinburgh Southern)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 31 October 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what the cost has been of the prison-court transfer contract in each of the last five years.

Answered by: Humza Yousaf 9 November 2018

I have asked Colin McConnell, Chief Executive of the Scottish Prison Service (SPS), to respond. His response is as follows:

The cost of the prisoner escort contract is made readily available in SPS’ annual accounts published on our website at: http://www.sps.gov.uk/Corporate/Publications/Publications.aspx

The annual costs for each of the years requested are as follows:

 

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

Net operating costs

£20,889,000

£20,778,000

£20,981,000

£22,137,000

£23,399,000