Reading Prison: Sales

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 6th June 2022.

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Photo of Matt Rodda Matt Rodda Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent progress his Department has made on the sale of Reading Gaol; and if he will meet (a) the hon. Member for Reading East and (b) other stakeholders to discuss that matter.

Photo of Matt Rodda Matt Rodda Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which developer his Department is in discussion with about plans to sell Reading Gaol; and if he will meet (a) Reading Borough Council and (b) the hon. Member for Reading East to discuss the status of those discussions.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The MoJ is considering potential uses for the former HMP Reading. We are in the process of setting up a meeting with the hon members for Reading and others to discuss this.

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