§ Mr. Channon
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is his policy in regard to the manufacture of precast concrete products by prisoners; and what steps are taken to ensure that such goods are sold at prices that are fair to private precast concrete makers.
§ Mr. Roy Jenkins
Apart from meeting the domestic needs of the orison service, there is only a small manufacturing activity under contract. Sales in the open market have been confined to surplus products. My Department is in touch with the industry about prices. Our general policy is that these should be in line with prevailing market prices.