§ 24. Dr. MCDONALD
asked the Home Secretary if he will take steps in future to prevent the issuing of bulletins concerning the health of prisoners confined in any of His Majesty's prisons?
§ Mr. SHORTT
No official bulletins are issued, though it has been necessary to answer certain inquiries made by newspapers, and so prevent or stop the circulation of unfounded reports. I have no power to prevent the friends of a prisoner from making any statements they choose to newspaper reporters.