§ 4. Sir ROBERT NEWMAN
asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that unconvicted prisoners in Scotland are allowed to smoke on exercise; and whether he can see his way to permit the same privilege to unconvicted prisoners in England?
I am aware that arrangements have been made by the 3090 Scottish prison administration to allow unconvicted prisoners to smoke. The English Commissioners are considering the matter.
§ Sir R. NEWMAN
Will the hon. Member represent to the Commissioners the fact that a good many of these people who are waiting trial in custody are not sufficiently well off to find bail, and that to deprive them of this privilege, merely because they have not money, is very unjust?