Dáil Éireann - Volume 686 - 01 July, 2009

Written Answers. - Prison Building Programme.

[852] Deputy Charles Flanagan asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if new legislation will be required to progress the revised Thornton Hall Prison project; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26538/09]

  Deputy Dermot Ahern:Statutory Instrument No. 251 of 2007 applies Part 4 of the Prisons Act, 2007 to the proposed construction of a prison on a site not previously used for that purposes in the District Electoral Division of Kilsallaghan in the county of Fingal. Pursuant to Part 4, resolutions approving the development of a prison on the site in question have been passed by Dáil and Seanad Eireann and confirmed by the Prison Development (Confirmation of Resolutions) Act 2008.

When detailed design plans for the revised project have been finalised, consideration will be given to whether any aspect of the new design requires further Oireachtas approval.