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Maghaberry Prison

Volume 80: debated on Wednesday 12 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) if he will list in the Official Report the modifications made to the new prison at Maghaberry over the last two years, or financial years, which have cost more than £1,000 and the cost of each such modification;(2) whether the roof of the new prison at Maghaberry was designed and built of fireproof materials.

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what material has been used for the ceilings and roofs of the cells in the new prison at Maghaberry; and if this material was included in the original specification.

High quality reinforced concrete with an emulsion paint have been used. These materials were included in the original specification.

Ross asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether the doors of the new prison at Maghaberry open outwards; what width they are; and what is the width of the passage serving the cells.

For security reasons, the cell doors in the male prison open outwards. They are 620 mm wide and the passageways serving the cells are 1,500 mm wide.