HC Deb 16 May 1968 vol 764 cc267-8W
14. Mr. John Lee

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will seek powers to enable and encourage persons serving sentences of imprisonment to continue to pay for social security stamps appropriate to their employment category before imprisonment.

Mr. Callaghan

In general, prisoners may contribute to the National Insurance fund as non-employed persons. A few employed outside prisons under the hostel scheme already contribute as employed persons. As prison earnings increase, the Government will keep under review the practicability of enabling other prisoners to contribute as employed persons.