§ 5.53 p.m.
§ LORD DARWEN
I beg to ask the first question standing in the name of the noble Lord, Lord Calverley.
§ [The question was as follows:
§ To ask His Majesty's Government to review the scale of earnings of prisoners in Leeds and similar prisons; and whether they will instruct the Prison Commissioners to make it possible for prisoners to earn half an ounce of tobacco per week or its equivalent in sweets.]345
§ LORD MORRISON
I have been asked to reply to this question. It is many years since the prisoners' earning scheme was instituted, and the Prison Commissioners are about to undertake a review of its working as a whole, in the course of which the question of raising the level of earnings will receive full consideration.