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Prisons: Wales

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 3 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what representations he has received from Wrexham County Borough Council on the provision of a prison in North Wales in the last 12 months. (197345)

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor has received no formal representations from Wrexham county borough council on the provision of a prison in North Wales in the last 12 months. However, NOMS Custodial Estates has had discussions with Wrexham county borough council in conjunction with North Wales Criminal Justice Board about the possibility of sites becoming a prison development in the Wrexham area.