Proposed Port Talbot Prison

My Submission To The Welsh Affairs Committee's Inquiry Into Prison Provision In Wales

The Welsh Affairs Committee is holding an inquiry into prison provision in Wales and one aspect they are looking at is the potential for new prisons in Wales. I have made a submission to the inquiry, focusing on the proposals for Port Talbot. You can read my submission below.  Continue reading

My Letter To Rory Stewart MP On Proposed Prison

After my meeting with the new Prisons Minister, Rory Stewart, I wrote again to him to reiterate the points that I made in the meeting. You can read my letter below. Continue reading

MP Holds Constructive Meeting With New Prisons Minister

Aberavon MP, Stephen Kinnock, has held a constructive meeting with the new Minister for Prisons, Rory Stewart MP, just days after his appointment to the role, over the proposals to build a prison in Port Talbot. Continue reading

Aberavon MP Calls For Urgent Meeting With New Minister Over Prison Plans

Aberavon MP Stephen Kinnock has written to the new Minister for Prisons, Rory Stewart OBE MP, urging him to get up to speed on the proposals for a prison in Port Talbot and calling for an urgent meeting to discuss why the land in the Baglan Industrial Park is not suitable for a prison. Continue reading

My Letter To New Prisons Minister

The Prime Minister's reshuffle saw the Minister for Prisons at the Ministry of Justice change. Sam Gyimah MP has been replaced by Rory Stewart OBE MP, and I have written to him urging him to get up to speed on the proposals for a prison in Port Talbot and urging a meeting.  You can read my letter below. Continue reading

Letter To Sam Gyimah On Public Engagement Events

I have written to Sam Gyimah MP about the public engagement events he has promised, after his colleague Suzy Davies AM said in a Senedd debate that she had confirmation they have been delayed until the New Year.  Continue reading

Response from Minister for Prisons

I have received the following response from Sam Gyimah to my letters of 29 September and 11 October:  Continue reading

Sam Gyimah's Response To The Public Meeting

At the public meeting the Ministry of Justice officials agreed to feed back the response of the meeting to the Minister and provide answers to questions that could not be answered on the night. I have received the following response from Sam Gyimah: Continue reading

Covenant Is Final Nail In The Coffin For The Ministry Of Justice’s Plans For A Prison On Baglan Industrial Estate

Stephen Kinnock has hailed a covenant on the land earmarked for a prison, as the ‘final nail in the coffin’ for the Ministry of Justice’s plans. Speaking in the House of Commons, the Aberavon MP called on Sam Gyimah MP, Minister for Prisons, to admit that the covenant’s protection of the land for industrial purposes spelt the end of the Government’s controversial plans. Continue reading

Covenant Is Final Nail In Coffin For Prison Proposals

I again attended questions to the Ministry of Justice to raise concerns over plans to build a prison on the Baglan Industrial Estate. On this occasion I asked him about the covenant on the land that states it should not be used ‘other than as an industrial park’ and calling on him to admit that this is the final nail in the coffin for his plans to build a prison in Baglan.  Continue reading