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Prisoners' Discharge Grants

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 7080, tabled on 4 September 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much, including administration costs, was spent on the Discharge Grant Scheme in the last year for which figures are available.

Answered on

11 September 2017

The total number of Discharge Grants issued over the last financial year was 59,587 at a value of £2.7m for Public Sector Prisons. The figures have been extracted from the Prison National Offender Management Information System (P-NOMIS), which is the central prisoner information recording system. Discharge Grant data pertaining to contracted out prisons and in relation to administration costs can be obtained only at disproportionate costs.