HC Deb 24 February 1936 vol 309 cc58-9W

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when the building of a criminal lunatic asylum in Scotland, in keeping with the terms of the Criminal Lunatic (Scotland) Act, 1935, will be commenced; and what is the earliest date when the present unsuitable accommodation can be vacated?


Work will commence on the site of the new Criminal Lunatic Asylum about August of this year. It is anticipated that building operations will be finished in 1938, when the accommodation at Perth Prison at present utilised for criminal lunatics will be vacated.