Staff, Holloway (Accommodation)

Oral Answers to Questions — Prisons – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 31st July 1952.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Mr Marcus Lipton Mr Marcus Lipton , Lambeth Brixton 12:00 am, 31st July 1952

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the cost of the new accommodation for staff at Holloway Prison; and for whom it is being provided.

Photo of Mr David Maxwell Fyfe Mr David Maxwell Fyfe , Liverpool, West Derby

The new accommodation for staff at Holloway Prison is being provided in pursuance of the general policy of providing modern hostel accommodation for women officers outside the prison walls, and also in order to ensure that sufficient accommodation is available when the staff of the prison reaches its full numbers. The complete scheme, which will provide a hostel for 42 officers and two flats for Assistant Governors, is estimated to cost£63,000.

Photo of Mr Marcus Lipton Mr Marcus Lipton , Lambeth Brixton

Is the whole scheme to be put into effect at once, or is it limited to the provision of two flats for two doctors at a cost of£7,000 each?

Photo of Mr David Maxwell Fyfe Mr David Maxwell Fyfe , Liverpool, West Derby

The preliminary part of the scheme includes, among other things, the demolition of a security wall. The second part will comprise the adaptation of the old remand hospital as a hostel.