§ 54. Mr. Hayman
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the present lease of Dartmoor Prison began; when it is due to end; what is the annual ground rent; and whether all buildings, including recent construction, will revert to the ground landlord at the end of the lease.
§ Mr. Vosper
The first lease began in 1850. The current lease ends in 1970, but it may be terminated earlier by the Prison Commissioners on 28th September in any year if two years' prior notice is given. The annual ground rent is £2,000, excluding rates. If the lease terminated without renewal the buildings would revert to the ground landlord, but their future would be a subject for discussion by all concerned.
§ Mr. Hayman
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what new buildings have been erected at Dartmoor Prison in each of the last 10 years; and what has been the total cost in each year.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
The following is the information:
Year Total cost in the year £ 1950–51 … Nill Nil 1951–52 … 104 new "Cornish Unit" quarters for prison staff 45,500 1952–53 … 55,000 1953–54 … 3,150 1954–55 … 29,700 1955–56 … 4,150 1956–57 … Brick stack for boiler house 1,500 1957–58 … Boiler house (begun) 29,565 Bath house (begun) Workshop 12 "Cornish Unit" quarters (begun) 1958–59 … Boiler house (continued) 21,735 Bath House (continued) 12 "Cornish Unit" quar-ters (continued) Office 1959–60 … Boiler house (continued) 7,650 Bath house (continued) Filtration house Bull pens Total for 10 years £197,950