HC Deb 02 February 1998 vol 305 cc526-7W
Helen Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if the new prison planned for Winwick will be designed to hold category A prisoners if necessary. [26077]

Ms Quin

[holding answer 29 January 1998]: No. The proposed new prison at Winwick would be built to category B standards and there is, at present, no requirement to locate category A prisoners there.

In the event of such a requirement arising in the future, the additional security measures which would be necessary would need planning approval from the local planning authority.