HC Deb 29 March 1900 vol 81 cc709-10
MR. SEALE-HAYNE (Devonshire, Ashburton)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the recommendations of the Dietary Committee, in regard to the diet of prisoners in Dartmoor and other convict prisons, have been carried out; and, if not, will he give this matter an early and favourable consideration.


I have postponed the introduction of a new permanent dietary for convict and local prisons pending careful observation, which has been continued during the past year, upon the effect of the changes already introduced in the dietaries of local prisons. I hope shortly to be in a position to lay on the Table of the House new scales of dietary for both convict and local prisons, based upon the suggestions, contained in the Report of the recent Dietary Committee.