HC Deb 16 March 1905 vol 143 cc191-2

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.


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 employment on this duty is for ordinary prison service, and is no longer a prescribed form of hard labour.