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Wellingborough Prison

Mr Bone: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) if he will meet the hon. Member for Wellingborough to discuss HMP Wellingborough; [200825]

(2) if he will reopen HMP Wellingborough to increase prison capacity; [200826]

(3) what decisions he has made about the future of HMP Wellingborough. [200827]

Jeremy Wright: As this Government has made previously clear, we will not take any steps to dispose of the mothballed HM Prison Wellingborough because it is a sensible measure to retain reserve capacity. I have no immediate plans to change that status.
My office will be in touch to arrange a meeting to discuss this matter further.