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Prisons (Facilities)

Volume 130: debated on Monday 28 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what facilities exist for recreation and exercise, and how many square feet of exercise space are available, at each of Her Majesty's prisons at Birmingham, Leeds, Pentonville, Manchester, Wandsworth, Wormwood Scrubs and Holloway.

The information is as follows:

FacilitiesApproximate outside exercise space square feet
Birminghamgymnasium, multi-gymnasium, fitness/weight-lifting room, recreation room65,000
Leedsgymnasium, weight-training room32,900
Pentonvillegymnasium, weight training room, remedial exercise room87,800
Manchestergymnasium, sports hall, weight-training room30,900
Wandsworthgymnasium, multi-purpose room62,000
Wormwood Scrubsgymnasium, multi-gymnasium, sports hall72,600
Hollowaygymnasium, sports hall, swimming pool27,000

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many hours' exercise per week prisoners receive at each of Her Majesty's prisons at Birmingham, Leeds, Pentonville, Manchester, Wandsworth, Wormwood Scrubs and Holloway.

Seven hours, weather permitting. In addition, there are varied opportunities for physical training.