HC Deb 13 December 1962 vol 669 c95W
60. Mr. Wade

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has for the rebuilding and redevelopment of the prison and Borstal accommodation in the Greater London area.

Mr. Brooke

Rebuilding would entail a loss of prison accommodation for a considerable period and this could not be tolerated while the serious shortage of prison accommodation in London and elsewhere continues. The position will be reviewed when, as I hope, the prison building programme begins to overtake the rising prison population.