§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his reply to the hon. Member for Wolverhampton North-East on 2 June, if he will arrange to transfer prisoners from overcrowded prisons to those open prisons where there are spare places.
§ Mr. Brittan
Every effort is made quickly to transfer suitable prisoners from local prisons to open prisons. There are still vacancies at Kirkham but few at other open prisons.