HC Deb 18 June 1959 vol 607 cc645-6
42. Mr. Bottomley

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations to what extent it is Government policy to use prisoners as garden labour for the benefit of private house holders, and without payment, in Bechuanaland.

Mr. Alport

No prison labour is available to private householders with or without pay. Prisoners, as part of their normal extra-mural labour, are, however, employed in preparing and maintaining gardens of official residences, for example, those of District Commissioners.

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