HC Deb 05 February 1891 vol 350 cc9-10

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that a Petition was addressed to the Prison Commissioners by the Prison Warders of Borstal, Kent, having regard to pay, pensions, and hours of duty; and, if so, why no notice was taken of their Petition?


Yes, Sir; such a Petition has been received. I have recently appointed a Departmental Committee to inquire into this and other similar representations that have reached me from subordinate officers of the Prison Service, and I shall be assisted in the reply, which in due course will be made to them, by the conclusions at which the Committee may arrive.