Lisnevin Prison Service Site, Millisle
David Ford (Alliance)
Given that the outline estate strategy is just about to go out for consultation, I cannot believe that Members expect me to give a hard and fast answer on the future of any part of the prison estate. There is not much point in having a consultation if a Minister prejudges it. In the absence of any firm position, we are clearly in danger of debating something that may ever happen. Such a position is simply not possible when the estate strategy is about to be consulted on.