§ MR. SPEAR (Devonshire, Tavistock)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware of the insufficiency of house accommodation for warders at His Majesty's Prison at Princetown; and if he proposes to take steps to supply such deficiency by erecting more dwellings.
THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. AKESS-DOUGLAS,) Kent, St. Augustine's
£1,500 has been taken in this year's Estimates for providing additional warders' quarters at Dartmoor Prison. The work will be commenced as soon as possible, and it is expected that the money will provide quarters for either seven or eight of the officers who now have to lodge in Prince-town. When this addition has been made 192 or 193 out of a total staff of 228 at Dartmoor will be in occupation of Government quarters.