HC Deb 29 July 1938 vol 338 c3507W
Mr. Gallacher

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland, what compensation was paid to the woman artiste who was stabbed by a prisoner after giving a performance at Perth prison on 14th October, 1937; what expenses were incurred by this woman; whether they were met by the prison authorities; and whether the prisoner who struck the blow had ever been involved in stabbing cases before?

Mr. Colville

An ex-gratia payment of £16212s. was paid by the Prisons Department for Scotland in full discharge of all claims. The assault was committed by an inmate of the Criminal Lunatic Department and every precaution has been taken to prevent the recurrence of a similar incident. The answer to the last part of the Question is in the affirmative.