HC Deb 24 February 1971 vol 812 cc180-2W
Mr. Edward Lyons

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is his estimate of the current market value of each prison, remand centre, detention centre and Borstal institution in England, existing as a prison on 1st April, 1878.

Mr. Carlisle

It would not be possible to make such estimates without disproportionate use of professional resources.

Mr. Edward Lyons

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will list all prisons, remand centres, detention centres and Borstal institutions in England, which existed as prisons on 1st April, 1878, and, in respect of each, the number of separate cells for prisoners existing on 12th July, 1877, and the amount due to the Crown on a sale under Section 38 of the Prison Act, 1952, calculated in accordance with the provisions of that Section.

Mr. Carlisle

The information readily available is given in the following table. It lists the existing penal institutions in England to which Section 38 of the Prison Act, 1952, applies and the amounts which, subject to verification and negotiation, appear to be payable by local authorities under that Section.

Aylesbury Prison 13,845.60
Bedford Prison 8,418.80
Birmingham Prison 61,411.20
Bristol Prison 21,481.20
Canterbury Prison 54,478.80
Chelmsford Prison 27,507.90
Dorchester Prison 10,864.80
Durham Prison 73,732.80
Exeter Prison 19,176.30
Gloucester Prison 24,665.80
Holloway Prison 41,174.40
Hull Prison 39,598.20
Kingston Prison (Portsmouth) 15,307.20
Leeds Prison 51,138.00
Leicester Prison 12,818.40
Lewes Prison 14,907.60
Lincoln Prison 17,332.80
Liverpool Prison 122,880.00
Maidstone Prison 54,478.80

Capacity Persons Resident
Neasden Hospital 1 Flat 1 1
Residential Home L Block 14 12
Matron's Flat 2 2
New Wing Home 13 13
Assistant Matron's Flat 1 1
Nurses' Home 25 23
(plus 9 units awaiting conversion)
56 52

Manchester Prison 119,726.40
Northallerton Prison 19,249.00
Oxford Prison 9,009.60
Reading Prison 13,387.45
Shepton Mallet Prison 16,992.00
Shrewsbury Prison 17,186.80
Stafford Prison 68,976.80
Wakefield Prison 143,632.40
Wandsworth Prison 100,056.00
Winchester Prison 33,940.80