HC Deb 02 June 1864 vol 175 cc1063-4

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether the Government be now prepared to give effect to the Recommendation of the Select Committee of the House of Lords in reference to the discipline and dietary in Gaols, and whether the advice of the Visiting Justices of Prisons, which has been sought by Government, and any other inquiries in progress, were calculated to finally fix the dietary in County and Borough Gaols upon a sound and scientific basis; and who are the Gentlemen to whom the subject has been referred, and how has their inquiry been conducted?


said, in reply, that a Paper had been presented to Parliament giving the Correspondence between the Home Office and the Prison Inspectors in reference to the Report of the Lords Committee. A full and elaborate Report had also been received from the three medical men to whom the subject of the dietary of Gaols had been referred, which would shortly be laid on the table. The House would see in that Correspondence the manner in which the inquiry had been conducted and the measures taken by the Government.