§ Mr. Thomas Cox
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representation he has received from the Prison Officers' Association to bring its members' conditions of service to the equivalent of a police officer's.
§ Mr. Brittan
There have been no general representations, but following a recommendation in the May committee report, the POA has proposed that the basis of calculating rent allowances for prison officers should be changed to a system similar to that used by most police forces. This is under consideration.