Peter Bone – 2015 Parliamentary Question to the Ministry of Justice

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Peter Bone on 2015-12-03.

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the (a) average cost of building new prisons planned by the Government and (b) length of time it will take from conception to completion to build such a prison.

Andrew Selous

£1.3bn will be invested to reform and modernise the prison estate to make it more efficient, safer and focused on supporting prisoner rehabilitation. The government will build nine new, modern prisons, five of which will open in this Parliament and the rest shortly after.