HC Deb 03 February 2000 vol 343 c699W
Mr. Simon Hughes

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will make an announcement on the future of HMP Wormwood Scrubs; and if he will make a statement. [108080]

Mr. Straw

Following the publication of the Chief Inspector of Prisons report on Wormwood Scrubs in June I asked him to undertake a six month follow-up inspection to check on progress. The Chief Inspector is expected to commence this follow-up inspection shortly. I will make an announcement after I have received the Chief Inspector's report and given due consideration to his recommendations.

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