HC Deb 03 May 1972 vol 836 cc137-8W
33. Mr. Adam Hunter

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many inmates in Her Majesty's Prisons in Scotland are engaged on productive work and whose products duplicate those made by outside manufacturing industry; if he will list the types of goods, and the annual value of the goods sold; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Buchanan-Smith:

Some 2,400 inmates of Scottish penal institutions are currently engaged in the production of items of kinds manufactured also by outside industry. The work is mainly on textile, wooden, metal and concrete goods, but mats, nets and shoes are also made. The annual value of this production in the year to 31st March, 1971, was approximately £850,000.