HC Deb 08 November 1962 vol 666 cc84-5W
35. Miss Bacon

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the women at Holloway Prison are to be transferred to other accommodation.

Mr. Fletcher-Cooke

Early next year the new prison at Styal, Cheshire, will take all women prisoners sentenced to preventive detention, corrective training, Or more than three years' imprisonment. The transfer of women with shorter sentences, and of girls in the borstal recall centre, depends on the completion of two new institutions which are now in the design stage, following local public inquiries earlier this year. The aim is to let the contracts in the coming financial year, for completion in about 1966. When Holloway itself is reconstructed, it may include wings for women and girls awaiting trial or sentence, for whom accommodation must be provided as near central London as possible.