HC Deb 22 May 1996 vol 278 c243W
Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what maintenance and modernisation work is to be deferred at Her Majesty's prison, Preston as a result of the reduction in the prison maintenance budget. [29758]

Miss Widdecome

Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the Director General of the Prison Service, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter from Mr. Richard Tilt to Mr. Gordon Prentice, dated 22 May 1996: The Home Secretary has asked me to reply to your recent Question about deferred work at Preston prison. The maintenance fund for routine work at Preston prison has increased by 91 per cent this year from £91,266 in 1995/6 to £175,000 in the current financial year. The only work to be deferred at this stage is the planned refurbishment of C wing which will now probably take place in 1997 instead of 1996 as originally planned.