HC Deb 07 April 1891 vol 352 cc4-5
MR. FRASER - MACKINTOSH (Invernessshire)

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether, in the last inquiry regarding prisons in Scotland, none of the warders or officers employed were called for examination J whether in England an inquiry into the grievances of prison officials has lately been ordered; and whether, in these circumstances, he will see his way to granting a thorough inquiry into the grievances of the Scottish prison officials, as also how far the present administration of the Prisons Board of Scotland can be amended in the direction of capacity, economy, and general good management?


With regard to the first part of the question, I am informed by the Secretary for Scotland that he does not know to what inquiry the question of the hon. Member refers. With regard to the second question, I understand that some inquiry as to the conditions of English prison service is now proceeding; and with regard to the last part of the question, the Secretary for Scotland sees no reason at present for instituting such an inquiry as is suggested by the hon. Member.