Prisons: Wigan

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 25th September 2017.

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Photo of Yvonne Fovargue Yvonne Fovargue Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, where the funding will come from for the building of the proposed prison at Hindley.

Photo of Sam Gyimah Sam Gyimah The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

The proposed redevelopment of Hindley prison is part of the £1.3 billion investment to reform and modernise the prison estate by replacing ageing and ineffective prisons with up to 10,000 modern prison places. The oldest and most inadequate local prisons will be considered for closure and the receipts will be used to fund this transformation programme.

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