HC Deb 11 June 1894 vol 25 c812
MR. HOPWOOD (Lancashire, S. E., Middleton)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Prisons Committee appointed by him is empowered to consider and report upon such questions as the permission to prisoners to communicate oftener with relatives than at present is allowed, or any other suggestions having for their object the reform of the inmates of gaols, and softening the rigour of imprisonment in the case of any showing signs of amendment?


This subject does come within the scope of the inquiry of the Committee.