HC Deb 18 February 1971 vol 811 c522W
18. Mr. Selwyn Gummer

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made in the programme for improving the amount of work for prisoners available in prisons in England and Wales.

Mr. Carlisle

Severe overcrowding has created problems; but the value of the output of prison industries and the number employed on productive work have increased substantially in the past year.