HC Deb 25 July 1939 vol 350 cc1256-7
71. Mr. T. Henderson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland to how many prisoners, and at which of the Scottish prisons, has instruction been given in first-aid work; and the number of officers of Scottish prisons fully qualified to undertake first-aid work?

Mr. Colville

Instruction in first aid is not given to prisoners in Scottish prisons. Prison officers are, however, trained in first aid in all prisons. The number so trained is 285.

72. Mr. T. Henderson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the number of stretchers and first-aid outfits in stock at Barlinnie and Saughton Prisons on 31st August, 1938, and 19th July, 1939, respectively; and the number of gas masks in stock at these prisons on 19th July, 1939, ready to be issued to prisoners should an emergency arise?

Mr. Colville

As the answer contains a number of figures, I propose, with the hon. Member's permission, to circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the information:
Date. Barlinnie Prison. Edinburgh Prison.
31st August, 1 stretcher No stretcher.
1938. No first-aid outfit.* No first-aid outfit.*
19th July, 38 stretchers 70 stretchers, †
1939. 4 first-aid outfits. 2 first-aid outfits.*
1,451 gas masks† 2,015 gas masks. †
* The normal hospital stores were of course available,
†Includes reserve supply for replenishing stocks at other prisons if necessary.
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