HC Deb 13 December 1928 vol 223 c2309
5. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Home Secretary whether he has now been able to arrange in future for executions to take place at some other prison than Wandsworth, in view of the number of young persons and first offenders confined in that prison?


I have been considering the question of transferring elsewhere the young prisoners now in Wandsworth, and I am glad to say that arrangements have now been settled and will come into operation early next year for accommodating the prisoners under 21 in Wormwood Scrubs Prison—where no executions take place. As regards offenders serving a first sentence of imprisonment, the hon. and gallant Member is under a misapprehension: the London prison set apart for these is not Wandsworth but Wormwood Scrubs.