§ Mr. LEONARD
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the terms of the prison rule, No. 225, governing the duties of the medical officer and the extent to which this rule is complied with in Barlinnie prison.
§ Sir G. COLLINS
The rule to which the hon. Member refers reads as followsThe medical officer shall see every prisoner at least once a week, so as to ascertain his general state of health, physical and mental, and whether he is clean in his person, and free from disease, and if his clothing and bedding are sufficient, and shall record the result of his inspection in his journal.The medical officer sees every prisoner once a week and makes inquiry as to his condition. If the state or appearance of any prisoner renders any action necessary, or if the prisoner makes any request or complaint which inquiry proves to be justified, action is duly taken. The medical officer records the result of his inspections in his journal.