HC Deb 09 June 1980 vol 986 c17W
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.