HC Deb 28 January 1897 vol 45 c670
MR. E. H. PICKERSGILL (Bethnal Green, S. W.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will include in future reports of the Commissioners of Prisons and Directors of Convict Prisons a return of the number of meetings held and visits paid by the Visiting Committee of each prison (including convict prisons), in a form similar to that which has for many years been given in the reports of the General Prisons Board for Ireland as regards Irish prisons?


There are of course no Visiting Committees at the convict prisons; but I see no objection to including in future' reports a return of the meetings and visits of the Visiting Committees of local prisons, and of the visitors of convict prisons, and have given directions accordingly.


Thank you.