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Cost-Plus Contracting

Volume 656: debated on Tuesday 27 March 1962

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asked the Minister ofWorks to what extent the system ofcost-plus contracting still operates in work for his Department.

My Department's settled policy is to let contracts on a incidents have occurred in Barlinnie Prison since the beginning of the year; and, in view of the concern they have caused, what special precautions he proposes to take to prevent any repetition.

Ten prisoners in Barlinnie Prison have been stabbed or slashed with sharp instruments since the beginning of 1962. Following a recent review by the Governor of the security arrangements within the prison, a number of measures designed to ensure the closer supervision of prisoners have been put into operation.