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PRISON TERMS: The contract to run Britain's first privately-run local prison has been won by UK Detention Services - a consortium made up of John Mowlem and Sir Robert McAlpine and Corrections Corporation of America, Peter Lloyd, the Home Office Minister of State, told Sir John Wheeler (C, Westminster North). Seven bids to manage the prison were received, Mr Lloyd said.

POOLS CHECK: Consultants' advice on the impact of the national lottery on the football pools will not be published because it contains commercially sensitive information, Peter Brooke, Secretary of State for National Heritage, told Joe Ashton (Lab, Bassetlaw).