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Holloway Prison (Recreation Facilities)

Volume 440: debated on Thursday 24 July 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what arrangements are being made at Holloway Prison to provide a hall suitable for the large number of prisoners, in view of the importance attached to education and recreation.

The provision of a hall fox education and recreation would be desirable, but owing to the existing shortage of labour and building materials it is not possible to provide one at the present time, since this could only be done at the expense of other and more important work.

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that they have in the yard a large hut which would be eminently suitable for recreational facilities, which at the present time is being put to only partial use; could not much better use be made of it; and will he reconsider this from that angle?

I will have the building mentioned by the hon. Member examined to see if it can be used.