HC Deb 06 April 1925 vol 182 cc1830-1
87. Captain ARTHUR EVANS

asked the Home Secretary if he has yet concluded arrangements with the Treasury whereby members of a prison visiting committee shall be suplied with a free copy of the Prison Commissioners' Report on application?


I am still in communication with the Treasury on this subject. As I stated in reply to a previous question by the hon. and gallant Member, I hope that it will be possible to arrange for the supply of separate copies of this Report to such members of visiting committees as desire them, but I could not ask the Treasury to authorise the free supply of a sufficient number of copies to enable every member of every visiting committee to have a separate copy, whether he asked for it or not.

Captain EVANS

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that only 300 copies of the Commissioners' Report are printed at the present time, and that in some cases Prison Commissioners have to purchase copies of their own Report Will he consider the provision of sufficient copies?


I am in communication with the Treasury. Naturally, neither the Treasury nor myself want to waste public money, but I think we shall provide as many copies as are really needed.