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Departments: Wales

Volume 462: debated on Thursday 28 June 2007

To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what ministerial visits have been made to prisons in Wales; and what the date of each such visit was. (146273)

The following table details the ministerial visits to prisons in Wales since 1 May 1997, according to available records. There are plans to visit Cardiff and Parc prisons in July 2007.

Ministerial visits to prisons in Wales since 1 May 1997

Minister

Prison visited

Date

Ron Davies

Cardiff

6 August 1997

George Howarth

Usk/Prescoed

29 January 1998

Alun Michael

Cardiff

31 January 1998

Joyce Quinn

Cardiff

3 April 1998

Joyce Quinn

Parc1

3 April 1998

Lord Williams of Mostyn

Cardiff

26 August 1998

Lord Williams of Mostyn

Parc1

14 September 1998

George Howarth

Cardiff

26 January 1999

Lord Williams of Mostyn

Cardiff

4 June 1999

Paul Boateng

Parc1

23 September 1999

Lord Rooker of Perry Vale

Cardiff

17 September 2001

Beverly Hughes

Parc1

22 June 2001

Paul Goggins

Cardiff

17 June 2004

Paul Goggins

Usk/Prescoed

2 March 2005

Baroness Scotland

Cardiff

12 January 2006

1 Contracted prison.