HC Deb 14 July 1959 vol 609 cc199-200
29. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will state the persons and bodies, outside the Government service, consulted by the Governor of Peterhead prison; how many such meetings have been held for the purpose of devising a scheme under which prisoners in Peterhead prison can and will be employed locally in the public interest; and what results have been achieved.

Mr. Maclay

The Governor has had some discussion with the town clerk and one informal meeting with representatives of the town council, but no firm proposals have yet been formulated.

Mr. Hughes

Has the right hon. Gentleman not noticed that my Question referred to bodies outside the Government service? I admit that municipal bodies are outside the Government service, but can he say whether any of those scientific bodies concerned with the rehabilitation of prisoners has been consulted about these matters?

Mr. Maclay

I am afraid that I shall have to ask for notice of that question.