HC Deb 25 July 1922 vol 157 c196
18. Mr. BRIANT

asked the Home Secretary if his attention has been called to certain criticisms of the prison and Borstal system contained in a Report on prisons recently issued; and, in view of the nature of the criticisms and the fact that the Committee responsible was unable to obtain evidence from prison officers, if he will appoint a Committee to inquire into the whole of the penal system now in force?


I would refer the hon. Member to the answer which I gave to the hon. Member for the Central Division of Portsmouth on the 11th instant.


It will not take the right hon. Gentleman long to say, yes or no, whether a Committee is going to be appointed.


I have nothing to add to what I said on the 11th instant.

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