§ Mr. Kilroy-Silk
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why it is considered necessary to build a further dispersal prison at Full Sutton when there are unoccupied places in the existing dispersal prisons.
§ Mr. Mayhew
Unoccupied places in existing dispersal prisons arise from various reasons such as building work but not from a lack of suitable prisoners for the places. Successive Governments have considered that nine dispersal prisons are needed to hold long-term category A and category B prisoners. Full Sutton will be the ninth.