§ Mr. Dance
What has the right hon. Gentleman in mind to protect police and 1679 prison officers against those who have been put inside for real life, and against whom, at the moment, there is no sanction? What is the right hon. Gentleman going to do to protect these police and prison officers and help recruiting?
§ Mr. Callaghan
An increasing number of prison officers is being recruited, and I hope to recruit 1,000 new ones this year. I am glad to say that security for these officers is increasing substantially in prisons, and I am determined that they shall not have their position endangered by the change in the 1965 Act which Parliament, after a free vote, decided to make.