§ Mr. Kilroy-Silk
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, when borstals become youth custody centres under the provisions of the Criminal Justice Bill, it is envisaged that prison officers working in these establishments will be required to wear uniforms.
§ Mr. Mayhew
It has been decided in principle that prison officers at all penal establishments in England and Wales should wear uniform. The changeover to uniform at non-uniform establishments will be phased over a period as supplies become available and is expected to be spread over about two years.