§ SIR J. PEASE (Durham, Barnard Castle)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what are the general conclusions arrived at by the Home Office Committee appointed some months ago to consider the grievances of prison officers?
§ MR. LABOUCHERE (Northampton)
I beg also to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether a Departmental Committee has been sitting upon the question of the sums retained from the salaries of officers of Convict and Local Prisons for their quarters within the prisons; and whether, if so, the Committee is likely soon to make its Report?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. MATTHEWS, Birmingham, E.)
It is not usual to publish the conclusions of a Departmental Committee, but only the decisions which may be arrived at after full consideration, and, if necessary, after consultation with the Treasury. The Report has only reached my hands this morning. I have not, therefore, been able to give it the attention which it will require.