§ Dame Joan Vickers
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will make a statement on his intentions regarding the building of a civilian prison in the South-West of England; and whether it is intended to house men or women.
§ Mr. Elystan Morgan
My right hon. Friend has no plan for a new women's prison in this area. There is likely to be a need for at least one new closed prison for men in the South-West but I cannot yet say when such a prison could be accommodated in the building programme or where it would be built.