§ Mr. Nelson
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will give details of new accommodation for untried and unsentenced prisoners completed within the last year, currently under construction and planned; and what are the actual or estimated building and running costs in each case.
§ Mr. John
Details are given below of projects making significant provision for the detention of untried and unsentenced persons during the period covered by the White Paper "Public Expenditure to 1979–80" (Cmnd 6393). Planning clearances are also held for a remand centre 143W for 180 at North Weald in Essex; a remand and assessment centre for 556 at Feltham; and a further extension of Thorp Arch remand centre providing 80 places. Estimated running costs for separate units are not available. In the year ending 31st March 1975 the average overall cost per head of detention in adult prisons and in remand centres was £58 a week for men and £74 a week for women.
Completed during 1975–76 Project Estimated building cost including cost of associated quarters Low Newton remand centre: facilities to provide 80 additional places £1.2m
Under Construction Project Estimated building cost including cost of associated quarters Glen Parva, Leicester: remand and allocation centre for 360 and training borstal for 300 £7.4m Holloway: redevelopment to provide accommodation for 500 women £10m Norwich: Remand Centre for 60 £1.3m Rochester: Remand Centre for 120 £1.9m Thorpe Arch remand cetnre: facilities to provide 72 additional places £2.5m