HC Deb 28 March 1927 vol 204 c867
54. Lieut.-Colonel HOWARD-BURY

asked the Secretary of State for War how many military prisons and detention barracks there are in this country; and how the services of two first-class and four second-class governors are distributed between them?

The SECRETARY of STATE for WAR (Sir Laming Worthington-Evans)

There are one military prison and four detention barracks at home. The military prison at Woking and the detention barracks at Aldershot are in charge of first-class commandants, and the detention barracks at York, Stirling and Gosport of second-class commandants. The fourth second-class commandant referred to is at Malta.

Lieut.-Colonel HOWARD-BURY

In view of the very small number of prisoners and the great expense that is caused by upkeep, would not my right hon. Friend consider the advisability of having one central prison and detention barracks for Army, Navy and Air Force combined?


That also entails a great deal of expense in travelling. But all these matters are being considered.