Jail at Beam Reach

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1419
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Will you join me in opposing this proposal?

Answer

Answer for Jail at Beam Reach

Answer for Jail at Beam Reach

Answered By: 
The Mayor

London has a pressing need for additional prison capacity. A large number of London's prisoners currently have to be sent outside of the capital due to the lack of space and hence the Government is rightly considering various options. I am aware of concerns that have been raised locally with the possible siting of a prison in this part of east London and that is why my officials are working closely with officials in the relevant boroughs, and others, including elected representatives, to examine the various options available.