HC Deb 17 December 1934 vol 296 c827W

asked the Home Secretary the estimated cost of the Borstal institutions and staffs for the financial year ending 31st March, 1936, as compared with that of the current year; how many assistant housemasters and housemasters were sanctioned and employed during the current year; the corresponding number estimated for during the year ending 31st March, 1936; and the annual and total salaries, respectively?


As regards the first, third and fourth parts of the question, I must ask the hon. Member to await the publication in due course of the Estimates for the coming financial year. As regards the second part of the question, the authorised establishment of Borstal institutions for the current year includes 20 housemasters and 27 assistant housemasters, and the numbers actually employed are 18 and 26 respectively. The three posts not allotted will be utilised in connection with the new Borstal institution to be established next year.