§ Mr. McENTEE
asked the Home Secretary whether the Prison Department has had requests from governors of prisons for additional officers in certain prisons; and if he has given his attention to the general staffing of prisons during the past six months?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
The staffing of prisons is a matter which receives' constant attention. It is open to governors to apply at any time for extra staff to meet emergencies or changing conditions. In addition, there is a general 887W review each autumn, when governors are required to submit proposals in connection with the preparation of the estimates for the following year.