§ Mr. Turner
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what has been the net increase in the strength of the Prison Service over the past five years.
§ Miss Pike
The net increase in all grades, including industrials, serving in prison service establishments during the five years prior to 1st April, 1964, was 3,217, of whom 2,062 were members of the prison officer grades. This represents an increase of about 40 per cent. for all grades and of about 34 per cent for the prison officer grades.