HC Deb 08 September 1887 vol 320 cc1654-5
SIR RICHARD TEMPLE (Worcestershire, Evesham)

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether Her Majesty's Commissioners of Prisons are taking any measures for the systematic extension of the voluntary visitation of female prisoners by ladies under such arrangements as are admittedly working so satisfactory at Oxford, Worcester, and one or two other gaols?


Yes, Sir; the system is being extended by the Prison Commissioners as far as they are able. When an application is received for the appointment of lady visitor, the name is submitted for the approval of the Commissioners; and written instructions are then forwarded to her, in order that her benevolent functions, the value of which is fully recognized, may be carried into effect in the most systematic and useful manner, and with the co-operation of the Prison Authorities.