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Wormwood Scrubs (Annex)

Volume 127: debated on Thursday 11 February 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement as the future of the annex in Wormwood Scrubs.

I assume my hon. Friend is referring to the psychotherapeutic annex, which is often called the hospital annex.The annex is to continue operating, and there are no plans to change its role or methods of working. During the present preliminary redevelopment phase the annex will be moved from the north end of B hall to the south end above the temporary hospital. We intend that, following other redevelopment work, the annex will be permanently located at the north end of one of the halls, where 36 cells with integral sanitation will be provided with office, meeting room and ancillary facilities for the exclusive use of the annex.