§ 42. Mr. NEIL MACLEAN
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the gist of the report of the secretary of the Prison Department as a result of his visit to Perth prison, during the structural alterations to H 3 quarters, on the condition of the quarters?
§ The LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. Jamieson)
The Secretary of the Prisons Department was satisfied that the structural alteration's referred to, which have now been completed, would render the quarters satisfactory.
§ 43. Mr. MACLEAN
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that a number of the prison officers' quarters at Barlinnie prison, Glasgow, are only partly habitable in consequence of the dilapidated state of some of the rooms; that after electric light had been installed the walls were left in an uncompleted state; that they are to remain in this state until the normal period of eight years has elapsed for redecoration, and that through damp walls the paper is falling off; and whether he will give authority for the rooms damaged by the alterations and the rooms that are in a bad state to be done at once or at the earliest convenient time?
§ The LORD ADVOCATE
The prison officers' quarters at Barlinnie prison are all wholly habitable. The damage done to walls, wallpaper and paint during the installation of electric light was made good although every room was not 323 entirely redecorated. No case of structurally damp walls has been reported, nor any intimation thereof received. The condition of the rooms does not warrant redecoration at the present time, but should occasion arise redecoration will be undertaken within less than eight years from the date of the last redecoration.
§ Mr. MACLEAN
Can the right hon. and learned Gentleman give any indication of the last varying date?