§ MR. H. H. FOWLER (Wolverhampton, E.)
; I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the female members of the Salvation Army who were imprisoned under the provisions of the Eastbourne Improvement Act, 1885, were required to wear prison clothes during their imprisonment?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. MATTHEWS,) Birmingham, E.
In accordance with the 23rd Rule, 1st Schedule of the Prison Act of 1865, these prisoners were required to wear prison clothes.
§ MR. CHANNING (Northampton, E.)
Arising out of the question, I should like to ask the right hon. Gentleman whether he is now prepared either to introduce, or to assent to, legislation placing first-class misde-menants in this category.
§ MR. MATTHEWS
No. Nothing has occurred to alter the answer I have previously made to the hon. Member.