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Reading Prison

Volume 890: debated on Monday 21 April 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the changes in the use of Reading Prison, outlined in a letter of 30th May 1974 from the Home Office to the hon. Member for Newbury, have now been carried out; whether the building's accommodation has been improved; and, in particular, whether it has facilities to handle the cases of young persons from Berkshire being held on remand.

Work to improve the accommodation in Reading Prison and to adapt it to serve as a local prison is still in progress. Facilities for persons under the age of 21 remanded in custody will not be available until it has been completed.