'Super-prison' for North Wales

A £100m prison is to be built in North Wales. The Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, made the announcement as part of a series of investments in infrastructure.

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New prison could create a thousand jobs - Lib Dem

Liberal Democrat AM Aled Roberts has welcomed the announcement of a 'super-prison' for North Wales, saying the project could create over a thousand jobs.

This investment will provide a significant economic boost in our region.

When I spoke to the Ministry of Justice and Danny Alexander, it was clear that they were impressed by the business case put forward in favour of North Wales. I, alongside my Welsh Liberal Democrat colleagues, have been working tirelessly with Liberal Democrat Ministers in London to ensure a prison in North Wales would become a reality. Many across north Wales, including the six local authorities, have worked together on this bid and it shows what can be done when we work as a team.

– Aled Roberts AM, Liberal Democrat

North Wales 'super-prison' announced

A £100m prison is to be built in North Wales. The Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, made the announcement as part of a series of investments in infrastructure. Welsh Secretary David Jones has welcomed the news.

Right from the start, I have put forward my support for north Wales to be considered as a viable option for a new prison with the Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling, and I am delighted with today’s announcement.

A prison in north Wales will create economic opportunities, new jobs, and will significantly accelerate the government’s strategy of replacing old, uneconomic prisons with modern, more cost-effective facilities.

I know that having the prison in north Wales is particularly important for families - especially Welsh speakers and professional advisors, and its significant capacity will go some way to help the current issue of space shortage.

– David Jones MP, Secretary of State for Wales
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