Proposed Port Talbot Prison

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

Written Questions To The Ministry Of Justice On The Proposed Prison For Port Talbot

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

Letter to Sam Gyimah - Covenant

I have written to Sam Gyimah MP, Minister for Prisons, about the covenant on the land the Ministry of Justice have selected to build a new prison. The covenant states that the land should be used 'as an industrial park'. You can read my letter below: Continue reading

Letter to Sam Gyimah, Minister for Prisons

You can read below my letter to Sam Gyimah MP, Minister for Prisons: Continue reading

Response from Sam Gyimah MP, Minister for Prisons

I have received the following response from Sam Gyimah MP, Minister for Prisons: 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

Look Again At Felindre As A More Appropriate Site To Locate The Prison

  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

Response From Sam Gyimah MP

The latest response I have received from the Minister for Prisons, Sam Gyimah MP: Continue reading

Letter To Sam Gyimah On Proposed Prison In Port Talbot

My latest letter to Sam Gyimah about the Ministry of Justice's pans to build a prison in Port Talbot. Continue reading

Stephen Kinnock Expresses His Disappointment As Minister Turns Down Invite To Public Meeting

  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