Reading Prison

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 29th April 2020.

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Photo of Matt Rodda Matt Rodda Shadow Minister (Transport) (Buses)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, in what form payment for the Reading Gaol site will be made, and whether that payment will be phased or paid as a lump sum.

Photo of Lucy Frazer Lucy Frazer The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The marketing of the former prison at Reading has been completed and we have selected a preferred bidder. We are in commercial negotiations with the preferred bidder and details of the terms of the bid including the price are commercially sensitive and confidential until the sale has completed. We will always seek best value for the taxpayer.

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