HC Deb 18 February 1971 vol 811 cc525-6W
51. Mr. Spearing

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what investigations he has made into factors, other than pay and conditions, that influence the morale of prison officers.

Mr. Carlisle

Overcrowding is a major difficulty affecting the prison service. I have written to the hon. Member about the steps which are being taken to tackle this problem and to improve communications within the service.