asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many places there are in Scottish prisons for men and women, respectively; and how many men are sharing three or four per cell, respectively.
On 26th April 1977 there were 3,113 places for men and 142 places for women in Scottish prisons. On that date 276 men were accommodated three to a cell and 20 men were accommodated four to a cell.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the total amount spent on Scottish prisons in 1976.
The estimated net expenditure on Scottish prisons during the financial year ended 31st March 1977 was£22·3 million.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the cost of new building work in Scottish prisons in 1976.
:£4·7 million was spent on new building work in penal establishments in Scotland in 1976–77.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many staff are employed in the Scottish prison division on the organisation of prison industries.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many new prisons have been built in Scotland; and how many of these have modern sanitation.
New accommodation units were completed at Castle Huntly male borstal in 1974. Cornton Vale institution for females and Dungavel male prison were opened in 1975, and Glenochil male young offenders institution in 1976. All four have night sanitation facilities.