HC Deb 13 April 1921 vol 140 c1135W

asked the Home Secretary on what basis foremen of works, new grade clerks, chief wardresses, and matrons, classes 1, 2, and 3, are allotted to the different prisons in England?


Foremen of works are appointed to selected large prisons where the work is held to be of such importance as to justify an officer of that rank. New grade clerks are allotted to prisons according to the clerical requirements of each prison. There are only three prisons to which a chief wardress is appointed. The population of the other prisons does not justify such an appointment. The establishment of matrons allows of a certain number of matrons, classes 1 and 2. These are allotted to the various prisons where a lady superintendent is not employed, class 1 to the larger class, 2 to the smaller.