§ 55. Colonel Ropner
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the reason for the delay in completing His Majesty's prison at Askham Richard; and what action he proposes to take to complete the necessary work at this prison which is already accommodating 25 women prisoners.
§ Mr. Ede
The work necessary to enable this building to be occupied has already been carried out, and the building can accommodate more than its present population. What remains to be done is in the nature of the provision of additional amenities and improvements and steps are being taken to have this work done as soon as possible.