36. Mr. EDMUND HARVEY
asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been directed to the fact that the prison regulations enforcing absolute silence amongst prisoners cannot in practice be literally observed and is observed neither by warders nor prisoners, and that in consequence the standard of truthfulness both amongst prisoners and officials is necessarily impaired; and whether the Prison Commissioners will consider the modification of this Regulation in view of this
§ Sir G. CAVE
I would refer the hon. Member to the replies which I gave to his questions on the same subject on the 18th and 20th June last. I have nothing to add to what I then said.
Will the Home Secretary receive any representations from the prison warders on this subject?