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Prisons: Northern Ireland

House of Lords written question – answered on 10th January 2008.

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Photo of Lord Hylton Lord Hylton Crossbench

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will publish the locations of the five sites they are considering for the proposed new prison in Northern Ireland.

Photo of Lord Rooker Lord Rooker Minister of State (Sustainable Farming, Food and Animal Welfare), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Sustainable Farming, Food and Animal Welfare)

On 18 December 2007 my right honourable friend the Minister of State (Paul Goggins) formally announced a comprehensive plan for the provision of prison places in Northern Ireland over the next 10 years. Included in the announcement was a decision to develop a detailed plan for a brand new prison on the site of the existing Magilligan Prison. On the same day he placed the full Options Appraisal in the Library of the House; Appendix J of that report is the site research paper which refers to the potential alternative sites.

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