§ Mr. McQuarrie
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will indicate the number of prison officers employed at Peterhead prison and whether this is up to establishment.
§ Mr. Lang
[pursuant to his reply, 14 January 1987, c. 242]: The number of prison officer grade personnel employed at Peterhead prison at 1 January 1987 was 233 and the inmate population at 6 January 1987 was 172. In addition, eight civilian instructors and tradesmen were in posts for which prison officer grade staff with relevant qualifications were not available. The agreed complement of prison officer grades at Peterhead is 268, geared to an inmate population of 281.