§ MR CLAUDE HAY (Shoreditch, Hoxton)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign prisoners are now confined in Wormwood Scrubs Prison; what proportion they form of the total number of prisoners; how many of them were convicted of indictable offences; and what is their average sentence.
*THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. AKERS DOUGLAS,) Kent, St. Augustine's
The information asked for by my hon. friend will be included in the general Return of aliens now in prison, which, as I stated the other day in answer to the hon. and gallant Member for Central Sheffield, I am obtaining for the purpose of laying before the Royal Commission.† I think a complete Return is more satisfactory than scattered information as to particular prisons.