§ SIR ERNEST FLOWER
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he can state whether any cranks or tread-wheels are still in use in His Majesty's prisons; and whether any form of unproductive labour still exists.
§ *MR. AKERS-DOUGLAS
No form of unproductive labour now exists in His Majesty's prisons. At two prisons the machinery of wheels and cranks is still in use as a means of pumping water, but 192 employment on this duty is for ordinary prison service, and is no longer a prescribed form of hard labour.