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Reading Jail

Volume 773: debated on Friday 22 November 1968

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the estimated cost of the proposed adaptations to Reading Jail; and how this compares with the net cost of providing equivalent accommodation on an alternative site.

The extent of the adaptations, which would be phased over a period, has not yet been finally decided. The cost is however likely to be less than half that of equivalent new accommodation elsewhere.