HC Deb 21 July 1960 vol 627 c55W
56. Miss Bacon

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when Holloway Prison will cease to be a women's prison; and what arrangements are being made for the future accommodation of those women who would formerly have served their sentences at Holloway.

Mr. R. A. Butler

A site at Thorn-wood in Essex has been proposed for a new women's prison and a public inquiry into this was held recently. Until a suitable site for the new prison has been decided on, cannot say how long it will be before Holloway will be closed as a women's prison.