§ Mr. Ron Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in view of the present concern about prison escapes and the comparative security of Parkhurst Gaol, he will consider establishing more island prisons.
§ Mr. Roy Jenkins
A new closed prison is nearing completion at Albany, Isle of Wight. It is also proposed to build nearby a special block for prisoners requiring the highest degree of security. The question whether more prisons should be built on islands is within the scope of Lord Mountbatten's inquiry.