§ Mr. Kilroy-Silk
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many new prison places he expects will be available by the end of the year.
§ Mr. Hurd
About 500 new places are being provided through the building programme in 1983. In addition, between 25 November and 31 December we expect to open an additional 30 places at Standford Hill and reoccupy 80 places at Blundeston following refurbishment. We are also seeking to increase the capapcity of several other establishments; this will require extra staff.