HC Deb 24 September 1931 vol 256 c1808
31. Captain W. G. HALL

asked the Home Secretary if the Prison Commissioners intend to keep Portsmouth prison as a closed prison; and whether, in the event of the Commissioners deciding to dispose of it, the city council will be given the option of acquiring it under special terms?


Although it is proposed to close Portsmouth prison, it is not intended at present to dispose of it. If, at some future date, it should appear that the prison can be disposed of, an offer of reconveyance would have to be made to the local authority, in accordance with the provisions of Section 34 of the Prison Act, 1877.

Captain HALL

Will that apply also to Government, House and another house which is part of the same property?


I shall be obliged if the hon. Member will give me notice of that question.

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