§ 54. Mr. ERNEST BROWN
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland why Scottish prison officers are allowed their regulation issues of boots once every eight months as compared with the half-yearly issue to prison officers in England and Wales?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for SCOTLAND (Sir John Gilmour)
The Prison Commissioners for Scotland have taken steps to procure a good wearing uniform boot of quality to suit the requirements of the prison service in Scotland and have found that the issue of boots once in eight months meets general needs. The boots are specially made and are different from those issued in England.