asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if the commencement of the preliminary works at the new Peterhead prison will be further delayed; if there are any plans to build a new prison other than Peterhead; and if he will make a statement.
The preliminary works for the new Peterhead prison have not yet commenced pending an economic appraisal of the project. There are no plans at present to build a new prison other than the one at Peterhead.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the cost of repairing the damage caused by the disturbance at Peterhead prison earlier in the current year; how much of the cost falls upon (a) public funds and (b) the insurance company; and if he will make a statement.
The cost of making good the damage to A hall at Peterhead prison is estimated at £260,000. This cost falls upon public funds since it is not Government practice to undertake insurance.