HC Deb 25 February 1998 vol 307 c272W
Mr. Charles Kennedy

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will report on progress towards implementation of section 28 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 in respect of prison officers; and if he will make a statement. [30029]

Mr. McLeish

This matter is under consideration, with consultations taking place between the Scottish Prison Service and the Prison Services for England and Wales and Northern Ireland to determine what arrangements might be made for reaching agreement on the pay of prison staff.