§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will give details of the modernisation plans being carried out at Holloway prison and make a statement on the effect of the rebuilding upon the comfort of future prisoners.
§ Mr. Mellor
The modernisation of Holloway has entailed the demolition of all the original buildings and their replacement with a new purpose-built accommodation and facilities. The scheme started in August 1971 and the last of the six main phases is due to be completed in November of this year. The establishment will, when completed, provide modern accommodation with access to much improved sanitation, together with facilities for association, recreation, education and religious activities.