§ 18. Mr. HAYCOCK
asked the Home Secretary whether prison warders are allowed to speak to prisoners and give them good advice; if they do so would it be regarded as a, serious offence; and will he state the number of reports, the average fine, and the kind of punishment otherwise imposed on the officers for this offence during the past five years?
Officers would certainly not be reported or punished for speaking to prisoners and giving them good advice.
Mr. EDMUND HARVEY
Is the Home Secretary aware that recently the Commissioners encouraged officers to take action of this kind as opportunity occurred?