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
Following on from the public meeting held at the Aberavon Beach Hotel about the proposals to build a prison on land in the Baglan Industrial Park, I have been tabling the following written questions: Continue reading
Cross party group of politicians joins forces with community campaigners to protest against proposed Baglan Prison
The cross-party group will be hosting representatives from the Ministry of Justice at a public meeting that has been organised by Stephen Kinnock MP. The meeting will be taking place on Wednesday 20th September at 7pm, in the Aberavon Beach Hotel. Continue reading
It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Brady. I thank the hon. Member for Dwyfor Meirionnydd (Liz Saville Roberts) for securing this debate. The proposals for a new prison in my constituency have caused consternation among many local residents. Their frustration has been exacerbated by the Minister’s reluctance to visit the constituency and to hear the concerns of residents directly from them. Back in March, I warned the Minister that if he did not engage comprehensively with the local community, speculation would grow. Six months on, the Minister has failed to engage with the community, with the result that speculation is indeed rife, and there is guesswork and hearsay. When the Government fail to give us the information we need, what else do they expect? Continue reading
My latest letter to Sam Gyimah about the Ministry of Justice's pans to build a prison in Port Talbot. Continue reading
Aberavon MP Stephen Kinnock has expressed his disappointment after Prisons Minister Sam Gyimah MP turned down the invitation to attend a public meeting on the proposed prison in Port Talbot. In the first questions in Parliament after the summer recess, Mr Kinnock said, ‘The Minister’s plans to build a prison on the Baglan industrial park in my constituency are causing a huge amount of concern and disquiet with the community. Could I urge the Minister to come to the public meeting that I have organised on the 20th of September to explain the position to the community?’ Continue reading
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