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Prisons: Location

Volume 492: debated on Tuesday 19 May 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 27 April 2009, Official Report, columns 569-71, on prisons and probation, what factors he took into account in deciding on sites for the new prisons. (275826)

Criteria including size, location, shape and topography of sites as well as public and private transport and planning polices were taken into account during the site search.