HC Deb 10 December 1942 vol 385 cc1692-3
42. Mr. W. Brown

asked the Home Secretary whether officials above the rank of chief officer in the prison service have been brought within the special provisions of the Superannuation Act for Prison Officers, 1919?

Mr. H. Morrison

No, Sir.

43. Mr. Brown

asked the Home Secretary the rank and salary of the Governors and Deputy-Governors of the prisons at Brixton, Holloway, Durham, Birmingham, Liverpool, Bristol, Dartmoor and Manchester; the class of prisoners received in each prison; and the approximate numbers of each class of prisoner in custody at each establishment on 1st November, 1942, respectively.

Mr. H. Morrison

As the answer involves a number of figures, I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT. I may say that in the time available it has only been possible to obtain figures for the total population on 3rd November last in each of the prisons

Establishment. Governor. Deputy Governor (s). Class of Prisoner received. Population on 3/11/42.
Rank. Salary on 1/11/42. Rank. Salary on 1/11/42. Male. Female.
£ £
Brixton I 1,000 Unconvicted prisoners including remand and trial prisoners, debtors, detained persons, etc. 329
Holloway I 1,000 Woman 377 4s. All classes of women (and also including two male detainees). 2 510
Durham I (acting) 910 AH classes Young Prisoners Centre. 459 105
Birmingham II (acting) 750 All classes 325 123
Liverpool I (acting) 880 All classes of men 390
Bristol II 800 All classes of men. Young Prisoners Centre. 191
Dartmoor I 1,000† IV 504* Penal Servitude Prisoners 475
Manchester I (acting) 885 IV 504
Woman 350 All classes 551 170
† Plus Disadvantage allowance—£30 a year. * Plus Disadvantage allowance—£18 a year.

In addition to the salary paid to Governors and Deputy Governors, quarters are provided or an allowance is paid in aid of rent. Medical attention is also provided under certain conditions. The salary scales of the rank of Governors and Deputy Governors referred to are as follow:—
I £850—£30—£1,000.
II £725—£25—£825
IV £450—£18—£550
Woman Deputy Governor £320—£18—£420