HC Deb 30 March 1894 vol 22 cc1004-5
MR. W. LONG (Liverpool, West Derby)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he can hold out any hope of being able to introduce such reforms into the administration of the prisons as will shorten the long hours of the prison warders, and such alterations as will tend to make promotion more equal and rapid throughout the whole Service.


The whole question of the long hours of prison warders was gone into in 1891 by a Departmental Committee!, of which the hon. Gentleman was a Member, and which suggested many improvements in the conditions of service, since carried into effect. The whole subject is engaging my attention, but I am not at present in a position to say more.