§ 2. Mr. LEONARD
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that the houses and grounds of the prison 938 staff at Perth are still in a bad state; and if any progress is being made to improve the houses of the warders and the grounds?
§ Sir G. COLLINS
Although certain of the old prison quarters at Perth have been replaced by new houses or reconstructed I am aware that others, which do not lend themselves to reconstruction, are unsatisfactory. It is anticipated that it will ultimately be possible to dispense with their use and in the meantime a scheme of redecoration has been completed. With regard to the grounds, the main avenue and the approaches to the north square have been reconditioned and it is intended to deal with the south square and approaches in the early spring.