§ 23. Captain P. MACDONALD
asked the Home Secretary what prisons, if any, it is proposed to close down under the reorganisation scheme to be carried out?
§ Sir H. SAMUEL
The scheme of reorganisation to which I referred on the 8th of February involves changes in the distribution of the convict population, and a very considerable reduction in the numbers at, Dartmoor, but not the complete closing of any prison. I may mention that since 1914, 29 out of a total of 56 prisons have been closed.