HC Deb 13 November 1961 vol 649 cc17-8W
Mr. K. Robinson

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects Grendon Underwood psychiatric prison to be completed; how many prisoners it will accommodate; what is the proposed establishment of psychiatric and medical ancillary staff; and what staff have been appointed to date.

Mr. R. A. Butler

The establishment is expected to receive its first inmates early in June, 1962. The numbers will be built up gradually to a maximum of 300 men and 25 women.

The head of the establishment, who will be a principal medical officer of the prison medical service and will be known as the Medical Superintendent, has been selected and will take up his appointment shortly before the establishment opens. The complement of other medical and ancillary staff has not yet been settled.