HC Deb 24 May 1976 vol 912 c2W
Mr. Richard Wainwright

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list in the Official Report all planned projects for replacing, renovating or extending prisons in the Yorkshire and Humberside and North-West regions, respectively, in the next 10 years, indicating the starting date in each case.

Mr. John

It is not at present possible to make firm plans beyond the period covered by the White Paper "Public Expenditure to 1979–80" (Cmnd. 6393). Replacement of living accommodation is to begin at Wetherby borstal in 1976–77 and at Hatfield borstal in 1977–78. Construction of a further 72 places at Thorp Arch remand centre is also due to start in 1976–77. All these establishments are in Yorkshire. Renovation takes place when necessary as part of the ordinary task of maintenance.