Proposed Port Talbot Prison

Will the Minister come to the public meeting?

In the first Parliamentary questions after the summer recess I pressed the Minister for Prisons, Sam Gyimah, on whether he will be attending the public meeting on the proposed prison in Port Talbot. His response was disappointing Continue reading

Kinnock Invites Minister To Port Talbot To Meet Residents Over Proposed Prison Plans

Aberavon MP, Stephen Kinnock, has invited Sam Gyimah to Port Talbot to meet residents at a public meeting to discuss the proposals for a prison in Port Talbot. The public meeting will take place on Wednesday 20 September at 7pm in the Aberavon Beach Hotel. Continue reading

My Invite To Sam Gyimah

I will be holding a public meeting on 20 September at the Aberavon Beach Hotel, starting at 7pm. I have invited Sam Gyimah MP, Minister for Prisons so he can directly engage with the local community on his plans for a prison in Baglan. Continue reading

Prisons Minister Response

Following my meeting with the Prisons Minister Sam Gyimah I received this letter from him: Continue reading

Letter to Sam Gyimah

After my meeting with Sam Gyimah MP, Minister for Prisons, I wrote to him asking him for clarification on some of the points discussed in the meeting. You can read my letter here: Continue reading

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

Following the General Election I tabled a series of questions to the Ministry of Justice on their proposals to build a prison on land in the Baglan Industrial Park, these included the criteria for choosing the land, the process for determining the category of prisoner, and whether the prison would be run by a public or private operator. You can read the questions and the responses I received below. Continue reading

Stephen Kinnock meets with Prisons Minister to raise local community concerns, leaving Minister in no doubt about strength of local feeling

Today (Wednesday 12 July) Aberavon MP Stephen Kinnock met with the Prisons Minister, Sam Gyimah, and senior Ministry of Justice Officials to discuss the proposed prison in Baglan, leaving them in no doubt about the opposition and concerns of the local community. Continue reading

My Response To Sam Gyimah

In his letter to me the Minister has again failed to provide a suitable response to my concerns on the proposed location of the prison in Port Talbot. I have therefore written to him again urging him to provide a full and transparent explanation as to why the Baglan Industrial Park has been selected by the Ministry of Justice as its preferred site for the proposed Port Talbot prison. Mr Gyimah is also far too evasive on the subject of community consultation.  You can read my full letter below:     Continue reading

Sam Gyimah Response

During the General Election I received a response from Sam Gyimah to my concerns over the location of the proposed prison in Port Talbot: Continue reading

Aberavon MP and AM slam Prison Minister for failure to come clean on proposed prison

  Aberavon MP, Stephen Kinnock and Assembly Member, David Rees, wrote to Prisons Minister Sam Gyimah following the announcement on 22nd March of a new prison to be sited in Port Talbot, requesting information about the location and greater detail of the proposed prison. To their dismay the Prisons Minister failed to respond to their letter at all until Mr Kinnock raised the question in Parliament with the Secretary of State for Wales, Alan Cairns. Mr Kinnock’s questioning appeared to shake Mr Gyimah into action, because that very same day he sent what appeared to be a hastily drafted letter to both Mr Kinnock and Mr Rees. Continue reading