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Central administration

3General superintendence of prisons

(1)The general superintendence of prisons shall be vested in the Secretary of State, who shall appoint the governors and other officers of prisons including medical officers, being medical practitioners duly registered under the Medical Acts.

(2)The Secretary of State shall appoint to each prison a chaplain being a minister or a licentiate of the Church of Scotland.

(3)The Secretary of State shall make contracts and do all other acts necessary for the maintenance of the prisons and prisoners therein.

(4)There shall be provided such office accommodation in connection with the general superintendence of prisons as the Secretary of State, with the consent of the Treasury, may determine.