§ Mr. J. DAVISON
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether, although an application was made by the Scottish prisons service, following a ballot of the service, in favour, on 22nd July last, of the establishment of a Whitley Council for the Scottish prison service, no reply has been received; and what action has been taken in the matter?
§ Mr. MUNRO
The establishment of a Representative Board for the Scottish prisons service, on the lines of the Representative Board for the English prisons service, was approved by me in June last, but a committee elected to represent the warders intimated on the 22nd July last that they desired the establishment of a Whitley Council in lieu of a Representative Board. I consider the latter body to be more suitable in the case of a service such as the prisons service, and I am still prepared to establish such a Board.