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Prison Accommodation

Volume 465: debated on Wednesday 24 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 17 October 2007, Official Report, column 1160W, on prison accommodation, whether any modular temporary prison units will be withdrawn in the next five years. (160566)

The condition surveys mentioned in the answer of 17 October 2007 are currently being undertaken to establish the condition of modular temporary units provided in the years 2002-03 and 2003-04 and a forecast of each one’s remaining life. Until a report on these surveys is received, a prediction cannot be given but early indications are that none will need replacing before 2010.