HC Deb 18 March 1875 vol 223 cc17-8

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether it is the ease that persons remanded by a magistrate, unconvicted of any offence, can be compelled to scrub the floor of their cells, while there are many prisoners and other persons willing to do this work for a small remuneration


I really think, Sir, I ought not to be called upon to answer Questions of this kind. But as to this Question, I must refer my hon. Friend to the Prison Rules, which are made by the Court of Quarter Sessions, and are approved by the Secretary of State. By those rules every prisoner is bound to keep his cell and the articles therein clean and in order, and beyond that I have nothing to say. ["Hear!"]