HC Deb 24 April 1996 vol 276 c189W
Mr. Galbraith

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) how many representations he has received concerning the proposed private prison at Bishopbriggs; and how many were(a) for and (b) against the proposal; [25911]

(2) when he expects to make an announcement concerning the siting of the new private prison. [25913]

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

Three petitions and 56 individual letters have been received objecting to the proposal. One letter has been received which supports the proposal. An announcement about the location for the new prison is expected before the end of June this year.