HC Deb 16 February 1888 vol 322 c542
MR. CHANNING (Northampton, E.)

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether he can now lay upon the Table of the House the Memorandum, promised last Session, stating what steps have been taken by Local Authorities to remedy the defects in the accommodation of prisoners awaiting trial?


I am afraid it is still premature to present any complete statement of the steps taken by the Local Authorities to improve their accommdation for prisoners awaiting trial. I am happy to say that in 89 cases the authorities have complied with all the conditions laid down by the Committee. There are 50 cases in which correspondence is still proceeding, with results which promise to be satisfactory. In only seven cases have difficulties arisen, which have not as yet been removed.