Prisons: Closures

Justice written question – answered on 25th June 2014.

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Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Shadow Minister (London), Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice, Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Secretary of State for Justice

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much in capital receipts has been generated by the disposal of each prison closed since May 2010.

Photo of Jeremy Wright Jeremy Wright The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Through the sale of three prisons we have generated capital receipts of over £30.8 million and, in doing so, avoided unnecessary costs.

The following prisons have been sold since May 2010:

  £ million
HMP Ashwell (2012) 1.34
HMP Latchmere House (2013) 22.5
HMP Canterbury (2014) 7

In addition to these disposals, the lease for HMP Lancaster Castle was handed back to the Duchy of Lancaster in 2012. However, no capital receipt was generated from this.

When disposing of surplus property assets the Ministry of Justice will always seek best value for money for the taxpayer.

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