HC Deb 08 May 1968 vol 764 c89W
68. Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland in view of the shortage of police and prison officers, what further steps he has taken to obtain additional recruits for these forces.

Mr. Ross

So far as the police is concerned, I have nothing to add to the reply given to the hon. Member for Glasgow, Cathcart (Mr. Edward M. Taylor) on 14th February.—[Vol. 758, c.376.]

The number of prison staff in post in Scotland is only marginally below the authorised complement. Recruiting campaigns of the kind conducted in recent years will be mounted as necessary to make good wastage by retirement, etc.