§ 5. Sir ROBERT THOMAS
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will enumerate the local prisons which have been closed sinced 1st January, 1919, in England and Wales; and what is the estimated saving in cost annually which has resulted from the concentration of prisons?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir William Joynson-Hicks)
Ten prisons have been closed since January, 1919, and I will circulate the list in the OFFICIAL REPORT. I am sorry it is not possible to arrive at figures showing the net savings actually realised since other factors operate concurrently to affect the totals; but it is certain that very substantial economies in staff and in other items have resulted.
§ Mr. R. MORRISON
Can the right hon. Gentleman say if the figure of 10 that he has given only applies to local prisons?
§ Following is the list:
|LIST OF PRISONS WHOLLY CLOSED SINCE 1ST JANUARY, 1919.|