§ Miss Widdecombe
Responsibility for this matter has been delegated to the Director General of the Prison Service, who has been asked to arrange for a reply to be given.
Letter from Richard Tilt to Mr. Tom Cox, dated 18 June 1996:The Home Secretary has asked me to reply to your recent Question about the present plans for the refurbishment of A and B wings at Wandsworth prison.The Prison Service is considering three options for the refurbishment of A and B wings at Wandsworth prison which are not used at present. They are:
- (i) comprehensive refurbishment at an estimated cost of £14m;
- (ii) refurbishment and the installation of sanitation at an estimated cost of £11 m;
- (iii) installation of basic sanitation at an estimated cost of £6m.The start date for whichever option is chosen will depend on capital availability. Our aim is to start the work as soon as possible, given the general pressure on space in the prison system.