HC Deb 12 February 1980 vol 978 cc524-5W
Mr. Bob Dunn

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish in the Official Report a list of those countries whose nationals are allowed to vote in United Kingdom elections and which extend the same privilege to British nationals.

Mr. Brittan

Citizens of the Irish Republic and British subjects who are citizens of Commonwealth countries other than the United Kingdom are entitled to vote in United Kingdom elections if they are resident here. United Kingdom nationals resident in the Irish Republic may vote in local and European Parliament elections in that country. Information about the voting rights of United Kingdom nationals resident in other countries is not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

1976–77 1977–78 1978–79
£ £ £
Brixton 180,000 80,000 75,000
Pentonville 130,000 94,000 163,000
Wandsworth 92,000 84,000 136,000
Wormwood Scrubs 124,000 137,000 142,000

Mr. Thomas Cox

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the present works programmes which have been approved for each

Brixton: Gate alteration 432,000
Gander Device 400,000
Replacement of Boilers 342,000
Provision of dormitory accommodation 416,000
Holloway: Completion of rebuilding 6,653,000
Pentonville: Renewal of cell block heating 23,000
Sanitation improvements 89,000
Fire Mains 53,000
Kitchen and Store 30,000
New Showers 30,000
Wandsworth: Security Measures 538,000
Redevelopment of F wing 862,000
Officers Mess 99,000
New Mains distribution 700,000
Gander Device 456,000
Wormwood Scrubs: Fuel storage 144,000
Laundry modifications 250,000
Security Measures 485,000
Gander Device and Lighting 1,711,000
Hospital Improvements 188,000
New Kitchen 896,000
New Visits block 460,000