HC Deb 01 August 1946 vol 426 cc268-9W
128. Mr. W. J. Brown

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the total amount of overtime worked by Borstal officers at the Borstal summer camps in Scotland; and what compensation by way of overtime payment has been granted to these officers for this duty.

Mr. T. Fraser

There are no formal duty rosters at holiday camps, where the relationship between officers and boys is as informal as possible. The officers volunteering for service at the camps receive free food and accommodation, and are allowed on their return one afternoon off duty for each week spent in camp.

129. Mr. W. J. Brown

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether Borstal officers who voluntarily perform duties outside their normal hours of attendance, for which they receive no payment, are held accountable under the ordinary disciplinary regulations if prisoners escape from their charge during the period of voluntary duty.

Mr. T. Fraser

Officers performing voluntary duty outside working hours are expected to exercise reasonable care to prevent escapes; and if such escapes occur full account is taken of the special circumstances.

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