HC Deb 09 March 1896 vol 38 cc436-7
MR. E. H. PICKERSGILL (Bethnal Green, S. W.)

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate, whether it is proposed to take steps to give effect to the recommendation of the recent Departmental Committee on Inveterate Misdemeanants and Inebriates, that such classes of persons should be subjected to longer terms of detention, not necessarily in prison, but under more effectual and reformatory conditions than hitherto?


The question as to how far the recommendations of the Departmental Committee referred to can be given effect to, is at present engaging the consideration of the Secretary for Scotland, in conjunction with the Home Secretary. I cannot say more at present.