HC Deb 22 February 1990 vol 167 c915W
38. Mr. Fearn

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he last met officials of the Prison Officers Association; and what subjects were discussed.

Mr. Mellor

My right hon. and learned Friend met members of the Prison Officers Association on 18 December. The terms and conditions of service for prison officers, resources, the possibility of agency status for the prison service and the possible use of the private sector to escort prisoners and to run remand centres were discussed.