§ 33. Mr. T. SMITH
asked the Home Secretary whether he will consider the setting up of an appeals tribunal for the prison staff on similar lines to that obtaining in the police, as the prison staff is a disciplinary body without trade union rights; and, if so, will he make the provision retrospective to cover 30th September, 1933, the date of the Oxford escape?
§ Sir J. SIMON
Prison officers have a right of appeal to the Secretary of State, who considers the case afresh and 2296 makes all useful inquiries. As in the case of the police, the final decision rests with the Secretary of State.