HC Deb 31 March 1909 vol 3 c316

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the sale of copyright photographs of the workshops and convicts of Portland prison; and what steps he proposes to take to stop those who, against orders, allowed such photographs to be taken?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Gladstone)

I am obliged to the hon. Member for having called my attention to this matter. The sale of these photographs is, in my opinion, most reprehensible, and involves a gross breach of faith which, I hope, has now been put a stop to. Steps will be taken to render not only the sale, but the taking of such photographs impossible in future.