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Armley Prison

Volume 264: debated on Friday 20 October 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when it is now estimated the practice of slopping out will be eliminated in Her Majesty's prison Armley, Leeds. [38166]

Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the temporary Director General of the Prison Service, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from Richard Tilt to Mr. John Battle, dated 20 October 1995:

The Home Secretary has asked me to reply to your recent Question about the elimination of slopping out at Leeds prison.
It is planned that C and D wings will be closed for refurbishment (including installation of in-cell sanitation) in February 1996. Prisoners will be moved to accommodation on A wing, which is being refurbished at present. Once this is completed there will be no prisoners at Leeds without 24 hour access to sanitation.