Prison, Dagenham/Rainham

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-12-17
Session date: 
December 17, 2014
Reference: 
2014/5511
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Do you remain opposed to the aspiration for the Home Office for a prison at this site?

Answer

Answer for Prison, Dagenham/Rainham

Answer for Prison, Dagenham/Rainham

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Ministry of Justice had previously initiated discussions with my office to discuss the feasibility of building a new prison in two possible sites in Dagenham but I am not aware that they are actively pursuing this.

More broadly I am not opposed to the possibility of building a new adult prison in London, as this would allow more Londoners to serve their prison sentences closer to home, making the delivery of rehabilitation services more effective.