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Prisons: Cookham Wood

Volume 692: debated on Tuesday 12 June 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether HM Prison Cookham Wood will close, prior to becoming a prison for young males; if so, to which institution the current women offenders will be moved; how far they will then be from their families; and what steps will be taken to maintain existing pre-release provisions for women, including assistance with bank accounts. [HL4085]

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they have any plans to change the function of HM Prison Cookham Wood from one holding female prisoners to one holding young male prisoners. [HL4107]

A proposal to re-role Cookham Wood from female prisoners to male young people is under consideration but no decision has yet been taken.