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Prisons (Construction)

Volume 13: debated on Thursday 26 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress he is making in the programme for building new prisons.

A start has been made this year on a new cellular prison at Wayland, Norfolk; the construction of young offender establishments at Stocken, Leicestershire and Appleton Thorn, Cheshire, are due to start in the first half of 1982. Work on a new category B dispersal prison at Full Sutton, Humberside, will begin in 1982, and two category B non-dispersal prisons at Garth in Lancashire and Swaleside in Kent are due to start in 1984. In addition, design work on two prisons at Bovingdon, Hertfordshire, and Lockwood, Oxfordshire, is in progress, and feasibility studies are being carried out for a new prison for women at Featherstone, West Midlands and at Woolwich in the London borough of Greenwich.