HC Deb 10 August 1920 vol 133 cc219-20
33. Mr. C. WHITE

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the evidence contained in the recently-published report of the Penal Reform League showing that the influence of women's prisons on the character of young girls is of the worst possible kind; and whether the Government proposes to introduce any ameliorative legislation?


Statements are frequently made to this effect, but I believe them to be quite unfounded.


Has the right hon. Gentleman read the evidence put forward by the Penal Reform League on this matter. It certainly does make some serious allegations?


Yes, Sir, I have read that evidence and a great deal more besides.

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