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Police Stations: Construction

Volume 486: debated on Monday 19 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he expects the new prison at Magilligan to be completed; and at what cost. (248931)

Work is expected to begin on the new prison build at Magilligan in late 2011 or shortly afterwards and to take at least four years to complete. The Northern Ireland Prison Service is currently putting in place the requisite programme management, design and business case services.

The estimated costs are in the order of £200 million inclusive of VAT and 30 per cent. optimism bias.