§ Mr. Galbraith
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what consideration he is giving to extending Low Moss prison ; and if he will make a statement.720W
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
I have no plans to extend Low Moss prison, but the Scottish Prison Service's estates strategy does anticipate that a feasibility study will be carried out at a future date to examine the possibility of replacing the existing hutted prisoner accommodation by the construction of new houseblocks, adjacent to the present site. The study has not yet been commissioned and if, in the light of it, a project were to proceed, planning consent would be necessary and decisions on financing, which have not yet been taken, would be required.