HC Deb 26 April 1956 vol 551 cc1956-7
23. Mr. Hyde

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department his plans for building new prisons and other penal institutions; and if he will make a statement.

Major Lloyd-George

The new building programme comprises two prisons of maximum security, the first of which is in course of erection and should be completed before the end of 1957, while the second is scheduled to start this summer. The psychiatric institution is also scheduled to start this summer. These will be followed in 1957 and 1958 by two Borstals for boys and two for girls.

Sir T. Moore

Will my right hon. and gallant Friend bear in mind that many more prisons will be required if the death penalty is abolished?