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Leeds Prison

Volume 115: debated on Thursday 30 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is his latest estimate of the date when new accommodation will be available at Leeds prison.

Two new living blocks are due to be started in August 1989 and to be completed in August 1991. These will provide an additional 476 places, but as the existing wings require refurbishing, the new blocks will be used in the first instance to accommodate prisoners from these wings, which will be decanted two at a time to allow the refurbishment to be undertaken. The refurbishment is at present planned to be carried out over a five-year period from November 1991 to December 1996.