§ 9. Sir L. Plummer
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department the establishment of prison officers in Pentonville Prison; and by how many the establishment is short.
§ Sir L. Plummer
Can the hon. and learned Gentleman explain why it is that the establishment is short? Is it because wages and conditions are not sufficiently attractive? Is it because there are no houses for these men? Is not this part of the general shortage of staff in Her Majesty's Prisons, and may I ask what the Home Secretary proposes to do with regard to the provision of the staff so urgently needed?