HC Deb 06 March 2003 vol 400 c1226W
Mr. Hoyle

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the provision of a hospital wing at(a) HMP Garth and (b) HMP Wymott. [99908]

Hilary Benn

There is a small in-patient healthcare facility at Garth prison to which Wymott prison has access as appropriate. There are no plans to expand this unit as a new health care facility is currently scheduled to open at neighbouring Preston prison at the end of 2004. This is to be an area-wide facility, which can be utilised by both Garth and Wymott as necessary.