HC Deb 11 March 1897 vol 47 c506
MR. E. H. PICKERSGILL (Bethnal Green, S.W.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether effect has been given to the recommendation of the Departmental Committee on Prisons that the Commissioners should meet frequently as a board; how many meetings were held during the year 1896; and will the Commissioners in their future annual Reports record the number of meetings held in each year?


Effect has been given to this recommendation, and the Commissioners when not absent on leave or visiting duty, meet frequently, in effect about once a fortnight. No object would I think be served by the publication of the Departmental details which the hon. Member desires and I do not propose to give them.