§ Mr. David Nicholson
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made by local authorities involved in providing the 170 additional secure places required for criminal justice purposes; and when he expects all the additional places to be available. 
§ Mr. Bowis
The first additional places became available in December of last year. Further new places will come on stream throughout 1996 leading to around 100 additional places being completed by the end of this year and the balance by mid-1997.
Details of the new places being provided within the capital development programme are shown in the table.
Local authority Number of new places from within the 170 supply plan Northumberland county council 7 Lancashire county council 8 Salford city council 12 Leeds city council 9 Sheffield city council 8 Coventry city council 8 Staffordshire county council 12 Derbyshire county council 3 Lincolnshire county council 4 Nottinghamshire county council 10 Cambridgeshire county council 10 Essex county council 16 Northamptonshire county council 16 Southwark London borough 16 Hammersmith and Fulham London borough 10 Hampshire county council 5 Avon county council 6 Devon county council 4 Wales—West Glamorgan 6 Total 170