The Rev. LI. Williams
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what are the completion dates for the new prisons now being built; and how much extra accommodation they will provide.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
Secure prisons for men are under construction or are planned for erection on the following sites:
Location Estimated date of completion Number of prisoners Hindley, Lanes End of 1961. 300 Grendon Underwood, Bucks. (psychiatric prison). Early in 1962. 250 (plus 50 women and 50 borstal boys). Blundeston, Suffolk End of 1962. 300 Tern Hill, Salop Autumn, 1963. 300
Premises at the following sites are being or will be adapted for use as open prisons for men:
Location Estimated date of completion Number of prisoners Thorp Arch, Yorks. Autumn, 1960. 250 Appleton Thorn, Lanes. End of 1960. 300 Ford, Sussex (semi-secure prison). Summer, 1961 450 to 600 Kirkham, Lanes. Spring, 1962. 450
Parts of Thorp Arch and Ford Prisons are already occupied.
In addition the Styal Cottage Homes, near Manchester, are to be adapted as a semi-secure prison for 200 women. The work is expected to be completed by the end of 1961.