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Justice minister rules out prison on Omega says Warrington South MP David Mowat
1:10pm Tuesday 22nd January 2013 in News
OMEGA will not be one of the sites the Government looks at for a new ‘super prison’.
Justice secretary Chris Grayling confirmed he would not look at the business park which straddles the M62 as a potential spot for the 2,000 capacity prison the Government plans to build.
He gave the assurance after Warrington South MP David Mowat sought a meeting with the minister over the matter.
Mr Mowat said: “I am pleased that the threat of a super-prison has been lifted. The Omega site was meant to create jobs and growth for the people of Warrington, not used a warehouse for criminals.
“I sought a meeting with Chris Grayling at the earliest opportunity to get him to rule out Omega and I’m pleased that that has now happened.”