WALES: Deadline extended for prison views.THE consultation period over plans to build a prison in North Wales North Wales (known in some archaic texts as Northgalis) is the northernmost unofficial region of Wales, bordered to the south by Mid Wales and to the east by England. has been extended by a month after local councils called for more time to draw up their submissions.
Letters supporting and opposing the creation of an 800-strong medium security jail in Wrexham and Caernarfon were supposed to be with the Government by the end of today but will now be accepted until November 28.
Last night Wrexham MP Ian Lucas Ian Colin Lucas (born 18 September 1960, Gateshead) has been the Labour Party Member of Parliament for Wrexham in the United Kingdom since 2001. Background
He was born and brought up in a council house in Gateshead. , who is strongly opposing proposals to use the former Firestone factory site within his constituency, criticised the local council for failing to make any decision.
"This is make your mind up time. My position is a matter of record. Wrexham council needs to show some leadership on this," he said.
Glyn Hughes, head of services for children and families at Gwynedd Council Gwynedd Council (Welsh: Cyngor Gwynedd) is the governing body for the principal area of Gwynedd, one of the subdivisions of Wales. , yesterday openly backed plans for a local prison, saying young offenders were being sent hundreds of miles away to be locked up and were often told they were not allowed to speak Welsh on the phone home because those in charge 'need to know what they are saying'."
Last year the cross-party Welsh Affairs committee produced a report calling for a prison in North Wales to boost rehabilitation rates by making it easier for families to visit their relatives.
Hywel Williams Hywel Williams (born 14 May 1953, Pwllheli) is a Welsh politician and Plaid Cymru Member of Parliament for Caernarfon since 2001. Previously the seat was held by Dafydd Wigley. , Plaid's Caernarfon MP, said: "This clearly shows that the Minister is giving serious consideration to all sites concerned and that this is a real consultation with real value to it.
"I will be continuing my campaign to have Caernarfon chosen as the site of the next prison."
Prisons minister and MP for Delyn David Hanson said: "The location of a new prison in Wales Wales, Welsh Cymru, western peninsula and political division (principality) of Great Britain (1991 pop. 2,798,200), 8,016 sq mi (20,761 sq km), west of England; politically united with England since 1536. The capital is Cardiff. is an important decision and I consider it right to allow more time for comments."
FIRE crews were called to extinguish a blaze at Aerospace Fabrications, Davy Way, in Llay yesterday morning.
The blaze broke out in a machine shortly before 1.20am and was thought to have been caused by a piece of debris falling into it.
Three pumps from Wrexham were called.
The fire was extinguished by 2.15am.
Nobody was i njured.
Ian Lucas MP