HC Deb 07 March 1986 vol 93 cc304-5W
Mr. Madden

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans exist for building new prisons; when these establishments will receive their first prisoners; if he proposes to build any new prisons in west Yorkshire; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Mellor

The new prison building programme consists of 16 projects, of which three have already been completed. The following table indicates when these establishments are expected to receive their first inmates.

Name of establishment Location Projected date for reception of first inmates
Wayland Griston, Norfolk Occupied
Stocken Stretton, Leicestershire Occupied
Thorn Cross Appleton Thorn, Cheshire Occupied
Full Sutton Stamford Bridge, Humberside April 1987
Littlehey Perry, Cambridgeshire September 1987
Mount Bovingdon, Hertfordshire October 1987
Swaleside Eastchurch, Kent April 1988
Garth Ulnes Walton, Lancashire June 1988
Brinsford Wolverhampton, Staffordshire December 1989
Whitemoor March, Cambridgeshire April 1990
Bicester Arncott, Oxfordshire October 1990
Woolwich Woolwich, Greater London July 1991
Lancaster Farms Lancaster, Lancashire October 1991
Milton Keynes Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire March 1992
Doncaster Doncaster, South Yorkshire *1992
Ashford Ashford, Middlesex *1993
* Provisional.

Design work is planned to start on two further establishments in due course. The locations of these projects have not yet been finally determined. There are at present no plans to build new prisons in west Yorkshire, but major redevelopment is in progress or planned for the five existing establishments in the county.