asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether the recreation and sports facilities at the former borstal institute at Millisle may be placed at the disposal of the Ards borough council for the benefit of the young people of the Ards.
These facilities are currently used by the Northern Ireland prison service training college and the Lisnevin school special unit. It would not be practicable to grant the public general access to the facilities. However, from time to time arrangements are made for groups to compete with boys in Lisnevin school under proper supervision.
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is the cost of maintaining the buildings and grounds of the former borstal at Millisle; and whether these costs are charged against Lisnevin school.
In the period 14 September 1931, when Lisnevin school transferred to its present location at Millisle, to 28 February 1982 the total cost of maintaining the buildings and grounds of the former borstal was £34,400, of which £10,100 is chargeable against Lisnevin school. However, this is not a typical figure, since much of the expenditure related to the conversion of the former borstal building to its new prison service college role.