Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Cost of Maintenance in Prisons.

asked the Minister for Justice if he will state the total average weekly cost per head for each of the last five financial years of maintaining the persons detained in each prison in the Saorstát.

The reply to this question takes the form of a tabular statement which will be circulated in the Official Reports.

Following is the reply:—

TABULAR STATEMENT showing Average Weekly cost per head, for each of the last five financial years, of maintaining the persons detained in each prison in the Saorstát.

PRISON, ETC.

Average Weekly Cost for Year ended

31-3-'30

31-3-'31

31-3-'32

31-3-'33

31-3-'34

s.

d.

s.

d.

s.

d.

s.

d.

s.

d.

Mountjoy

3

10

4

0

3

7

3

2

2

8

Cork

3

9

4

6

3

6

3

0

2

8

Galway

3

9

3

11

3

9

2

11

2

6

Limerick

4

8

3

9

3

3

2

8

2

6

Sligo

4

7

4

4

3

10

3

4

3

4

Waterford

3

11

3

9

3

2

2

11

2

11

Portlaoighise

5

11

5

11

5

0

4

2

3

5

Borstal Institution

4

5

4

6

4

1

4

4

3

5

NOTE.—The above figures include only the cost of victualling.