Local Authorities that Submitted details of Suitable Land for Prison Builds

David Scott made this Freedom of Information request to Ministry of Justice

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Dear Ministry of Justice,

Can you please tell me which Local Authorities in England and Wales submitted plans to the Ministry of Justice in 2016 regarding suitable land for building a new prison in their area.

Yours faithfully,
David Scott

Carling, Richard [NOMS],

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Dear Mr Scott – please see our reply to your recent FOI request about
which local authorities in England and Wales submitted plans to the MoJ in
2016 regarding suitable land for building a new prison in their area.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Richard Carling |Stakeholder Management | Prison Estate Transformation
Programme | National Offender Management Service | 4^th Floor |Red Zone
4.05 | 70 Clive House | London SW1H 9EX

 

 

Prison Estate Transformation Programme: restructuring the prison estate to
hold prisoners in the right conditions to help them change their lives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Ministry of Justice,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Ministry of Justice's handling of my FOI request 'Local Authorities that Submitted details of Suitable Land for Prison Builds'.

First, I would like to thank the MoJ for the information that they have supplied.

A number of the Local Authorities which submitted plans of suitable land to build a new prison, however, have not been disclosed. I would like the MoJ to reconsider this as I felt that the case for the public interest in knowing this information could have made much more robustly.

A more considered reasoning of why the public should know about this information may outbalance the reasons for non-disclosure. I think here the impact of the new prison on the community, such as in terms of land and house value, concerns around safety, loss of jobs through prison industries, impact on families of prisoners, local health care provision, local reputation, democratic accountability and the need for residents and business to engage in long term planning should (among a number of other economic, social, environment and political considerations) be weighed up against the commercial interests of the current safe space' approach.

Sincerely
Dr David Scot
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A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/l...

Yours faithfully,

David Scott

Carling, Richard [NOMS],

2 Attachments

Dear Dr Scott – please see our response to your recent request for an
internal review of your earlier FOI request.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Richard Carling |Briefing and Stakeholder Management Team | Prison Estate
Transformation Programme | National Offender Management Service | 4^th
Floor |Red Zone 4.05 | 70 Clive House | London SW1H 9EX
 
Prison Estate Transformation Programme: restructuring the prison estate to
hold prisoners in the right conditions to help them change their lives.