§ Mrs. Gorman
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the latest estimate of the cost of repairing the damage recently caused by disturbances at Strangeways prison.
§ Mr. Mellor
I announced on 17 May at columns489–90 plans for the refurbishment of Strangeways prison to provide a range of new and improved facilities, including integral sanitation at a cost of £60 million. This work will also include repair of the damage done during the recent disturbances, which amounts to about £30 million.
The Greater Manchester police authority advises that the additional cost of policing as a result of the disturbances was £580,000.