§ MR. WATT
I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland if his attention has been called to the fact that, by the Report of the Prison Commissioners of Scotland for 1906, fifty-nine men were punished in Duke Street Prison, Glasgow, for refusal to work, while in the same prison 145 men were punished by being deprived of work; if these were the same men at different periods; and if the punishment of deprival of work has been found such a success as to warrant its continuance.
§ THE SECRETARY FOR SCOTLAND (Mr. SINCLAIR,) Forfarshire
I have considered the facts stated in the Report. The fifty-nine wore included in the 145. The Prison Commissioners consider the punishment of the deprival of work a good punishment and find it to be generally effective.