§ MR. PICKERSGILL
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons discharged from local prisons in England and Wales during the year ended 31st March, 1897, received a gratuity of £2, the maximum allowed by the Prison Act?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir M. W. RIDLEY,) Lancashire, N., Blackpool
The information which the honourable Member asks for is not immediately available, and would involve a good deal of labour to collect. I have called, however, for a Return covering a shorter period, and shall be happy to communicate the results to him when they reach me.