§ 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. 
§ 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.