HC Deb 22 July 1959 vol 609 cc132-3W
Mr. Orbach

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many prison warders were on the hospital staff at Parkhurst Prison, Isle of Wight in the year 1956;

(2) how many prison warders working in Parkhurst Prison in 1956, described as nurses, had nursing qualifications;

(3) what extra emoluments are paid to hospital warders or nurses as compared with other prison warders.

Mr. R. A. Butler

The prison hospital at Parkhurst is staffed by hospital officers who have received a special course of training; they are not described as nurses. They receive a pensionable allowance of 16s. a week. In 1956 the staff comprised one hospital chief officer, two hospital principal officers and an average of twenty hospital officers. Of the staff in post during the year two were State registered nurses, five others were State enrolled assistant nurses, two others held the certificate of the Royal Medico-Psychological Association, and three others had served in the Armed Forces as nursing orderlies.