HC Deb 19 July 1923 vol 166 cc2474-5
27. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Home Secretary what difference there is between the treatment of a prisoner in the second division and that of an ordinary prisoner; and how many persons are now undergoing imprisonment in the second division?


Second division prisoners are kept apart, as far as possible, from other classes of prisoners. They receive more frequent letters and visits and they wear clothes of a different colour. As regards the second part of the question, the number of second division prisoners undergoing imprisonment at this moment could not be given without special inquiry; but there were 1,777 received during the year ended 31st March last.

Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

Will there by any difference in the treatment as regards food, tasks, and general conditions of living?


I have given the hon. and gallant Member all the information I have on this point, and if that be insufficient, I shall be glad to make further inquiries on any special point.


Is it a fact that the prisoners in the second division are allowed to have their food sent in on payment?


I do not know about that.