HC Deb 29 March 1956 vol 550 c2349
40. Mr. V. Yates

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prison officers are at present living inside Her Majesty's prisons; and how many are in Strangeways Prison, Manchester.

Major Lloyd-George

At closed establishments 45 men and 47 women, including 12 women but no men at Strangeways Prison, Manchester. At open establishments 49 men and 23 women.

Mr. Yates

Is it not unsatisfactory that so many officers should have to live inside the prisons, and in some cases, I think, in the cells? How long will it be before adequate accommodation is provided?

Major Lloyd-George

I am hoping by 1956–57—that is, next year—to be able to find accommodation which will overcome these figures.

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