HC Deb 06 March 1947 vol 434 c97W
89. Mr. McKie

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what purpose Reading prison is now being used; and if it is proposed to use it again as a prison.

Mr. Ede

Reading prison is now in use as a local prison, and is being used primarily to relieve overcrowding at Birmingham, Oxford and Gloucester Prisons.

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