Written Answers. - Women's Prison Facilities.

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn

Question:

212 Mrs. Geoghegan-Quinn asked the Minister for Justice when she intends to proceed with the dedicated women's prison facility in Dublin; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [1895/96]

Frank Crowley

Question:

215 Mr. Crowley asked the Minister for Justice if she will consider a new women's prison at Mountjoy. [1947/96]

Éamon Ó Cuív

Question:

216 Éamon Ó Cuív asked the Minister for Justice the proposals, if any, she has for the provision of new prison accommodation for women prisoners; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [1963/96]

I propose to take Questions Nos. 212, 215 and 216 together. The Government today decided to reactivate the new women's prison project and allocated £400,000 for that purpose this year.