§ 31. Mr. Cordle
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will review the scales of remuneration for prison labour so as to provide more realistic incentives for work of economic value, in view of the fact that higher piece rate payments are now paid to prisoners engaged on the hand-sewing of mailbags than to those working on prison farms.
§ Mr. Callaghan
I would refer the hon. Member to paragraphs 63 to 66 of the White Paper "People in Prison". These describe the progress in introducing incentive pay schemes for all types of prison work.