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Altcourse Prison

Justice written question – answered on 10th September 2013.

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Photo of Steve Rotheram Steve Rotheram Labour, Liverpool, Walton

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he plans to extend HM Prison Altcourse; and what consideration he has given to HM Prison Altcourse as a potential site for the proposed North West superprison.

Photo of Jeremy Wright Jeremy Wright The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

As part of our search site process to find a suitable location for a new 2,000 plus place prison in London, North Wales and the North West England region we reviewed our surplus land holdings in those regions.

HM Prison Altcourse was not deemed suitable and we have no current plans to extend or redevelop the site.

On 4 September the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, Chris Grayling, announced Wrexham as the site of the new prison for North Wales and the North West England region.

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