HC Deb 15 February 1965 vol 706 c178W
Mr. Woodhouse

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what order of priority has been established for the demolition of obsolete prisons;

(2) when the demolition of Oxford Prison will begin.

Miss Bacon

Oxford prison will be closed when the new prison at Culham has been built; my right hon. Friend cannot yet announce a date. Dartmoor prison will also be closed as soon as alternative prison accommodation becomes available. My right hon. Friend hopes eventually to replace other prisons which are unsuitable for modern methods of treatment, but he cannot at this stage announce any order of priority.