HC Deb 01 August 1879 vol 248 cc1849-50

I beg to ask a Question of the Secretary of State for the Home Department, of which I have given him private Notice, As to whether measures will be adopted to carry out the undertaking given by him, in connection with the Army Discipline aad Regulation Bill, to provide that military offenders shall be kept in prisons separate from those occupied by ordinary criminals?


Sir, my undertaking was to do so not as quickly, but as far as possible, and some steps have already been taken in that direction. I have appointed a small Committee to act in concert with a small Committee appointed by the War Office in considering the question. I hope they will be able to do that during the Recess, and let us know what can be done in the matter.