§ MR. M. DAVITT (Mayo, S.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what are the stipulated number of hours of daily duty of prison warders and civil guards in the prisons of England and Wales, including night duty; and what amount of time is allowed in the year for holidays to such officers?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT
The average number of hours of day duty in convict prisons is nine hours five minutes, in local prisons eight hours 48 minutes; of night duty in convict prisons eight hours 15 minutes, in local prisons 10 hours. Roughly, officers with more than five years' service are allowed 13 days, officers with less, 10 days, in addition to the Queen's Birthday.