Shrewsbury Prison

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 27th April 1967.

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Photo of Sir John Langford-Holt Sir John Langford-Holt , Shrewsbury 12:00 am, 27th April 1967

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, as the present position of Shrewsbury Prison is offensive to the eye, obstructs the proper development of the central part of the town which it now occupies and contravenes every principle in the siting of prisons, why he has at present no plans to move the prison.

Photo of Mr Roy Jenkins Mr Roy Jenkins , Birmingham Stechford

I regret that prisons are so seriously overcrowded that, for the present, priority must be given to increasing rather than replacing accommodation.