HC Deb 29 October 1918 vol 110 c1294
26. Mr. KING

asked the Secretary for the Home Department whether he will state the reasons for transferring recently a number of prisoners, under exceptional conditions, to Wakefield Prison; and whether the scheme was a failure?


My intention was to grant a further mitigation of the conditions of imprisonment to men who had been in prison for two years or more by placing them under conditions similar to those which apply to prisoners under preventive detention. The great majority of them, however, refused to do the work allotted to them, and they had to be sent back to the prisons from which they came.