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Prisons (Wales)

Volume 131: debated on Thursday 14 April 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is considering building any new prisons in Wales; and if he will make a statement.

The forward building programme includes a new prison at Wrexham.Recommendations have been made in a study commissioned by Clwyd county council into possible sites for prisons across the county as a whole. These will be assessed alongside other possible sites which have been identified in the north-west of England.No other Welsh sites are at the moment being considered or are in the programme.