§ MR. P. O'BRIEN (Monaghan, N.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether English prison officials are obliged to dress in uniform when off duty?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARIMENT (Mr. MATTHEWS,) Birmingham, E.
There is no general order on the subject in local prisons. In convict prisons officers are permitted to wear plain clothes when on leave of absence, but on no other occasion.