HC Deb 01 July 1864 vol 176 c613

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether, in the event of the next Assizes for the West Riding of Yorkshire being held at Leeds, the maintenance of prisoners in the Leeds Borough Gaol, in accordance with the Notice in the Gazette of the 10th instant, will be a charge upon the County Rate of the West Riding, there being ample accommodation for such prisoners in the West Riding Prison at Wakefield?


in reply, said, he could not give a positive opinion on the point. Hitherto the prisoners committed for trial at the Assizes for the West Riding had been sent to York Castle. [Colonel SMYTH: No; Wakefield.] That was after trial. He believed the fact to be, that whereas the county had been put to the expense of maintenance of prisoners committed for trial at York Castle, those prisoners would now be sent to Leeds instead, but they would have to be paid for as before by the county. The class of prisoners at present sent to Wakefield would continue to be sent to Wakefield.