HC Deb 09 July 1964 vol 698 c595
11. Mr. Fitch

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many local advisory committees on the employment of prisoners are in existence; and to which prisons they are attached.

Miss Pike

Four; at Birmingham, Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester prisons.

Mr. Fitch

Can the hon. Lady say whether there is a trade union representative on each of these advisory committees?

Miss Pike

Yes, Sir, there is.

Miss Bacon

All the prisons which the hon. Lady mentioned are local prisons. Would not it be more appropriate if some were at regional and central training prisons?

Miss Pike

They are large prisons in industrial areas, and these are possibly the best and most suitable places in which to have this type of committee.