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.
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.