HC Deb 30 January 2002 vol 379 c393W
Dr. Vis

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reason the furniture workshop at Gartree prison was closed. [29592]

Beverley Hughes

Gartree prison is currently undergoing a four-year refurbishment programme. The furniture craft workshop at the prison has been closed temporarily during the refurbishment period and will re-open at the conclusion of the work.

The course content of the work carried out in Gartree's workshops will be reviewed to ensure it meets the needs of life sentence prisoners who are in the early years of their sentence as Gartree now holds only life sentence prisoners.

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