§ 4. Lord SCONE
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware that dissatisfaction exists among the officers of Perth Prison in regard to the condition of their quarters, in which they allege that the sanitary arrangements and facilities for washing are antiquated and inadequate; and if he will cause an inquiry to be held to investigate these complaints?
§ Mr. SKELTON
My right hon. Friend is aware that the condition of some of the old prison quarters occupied by officers at Perth Prison is unsatisfactory. These quarters are either being replaced by new buildings or reconstructed as fast as circumstances permit, and, pending the completion of the building programme, washhouse accommodation has been provided for use by the occupants of all the houses. As the facts of the case are fully known to my right hon. Friend, he does not propose to hold any inquiry.