§ 23. Mr. PHILIP OLIVER
asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the recommendation contained in the last three reports of the visiting justices to His Majesty's prison at Manchester for the substitution of electric light in place of gas; and is he prepared to take any action in the matter?
§ 31. Mr. McELWEE
asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware of the complaints made by prisoners in His Majesty's prison, Manchester, regarding the inadequacy of the lighting in the prison; whether he has seen the reports 1155 of the visiting committee and the justices thereon; and whether he proposes to have inquiries made into this important matter?
§ Mr. CLYNES
Manchester is one of a number of prisons at which the substitution of electricity for gas would be desirable. At various prisons progress has been made of recent years with the process of substitution so far as funds have permitted, but I have now under consideration the preparation of a more comprehensive scheme, and in the preparation of this scheme the position of Manchester Prison will receive attention.
§ Mr. CLYNES
So far the increasing use of electricity has been accompanied by an increase of employment of gas-workers.