HC Deb 18 December 1933 vol 284 cc914-5

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what action has ben taken by the Government of Ceylon to put into operation the reforms in prison administration recommended by the executive committee of Home affairs in consequence of their consideration of the report of the Garvin Prison Inquiry Commission in so far as those reforms necessitate amendments inthe law?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the COLONIES (Sir Philip Cunliffe-Lister)

The Governor of Ceylon has informed me that a Bill to make the necessary amendments to the Prisons Ordinance to give effect to the recommendations of the Executive Committee of Home Affairs was in course of preparation for early introduction into the State Council. I have not yet been informed how far the matter has progressed but I shall hear further from the Governor when the Bill has been passed.

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