§ 12. Mr. RHYS DAVIES
asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that arrangements are now being made to hold the next quinquennial conference of the International Penitentiary Congress at Berlin in 1935; and whether he will request our Prison Commissioners to use their influence to alter the venue to some other country?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
I am aware that it is proposed to hold the congress in 1935 at Berlin. The answer to the second part of the question is in the negative.
§ Mr. DAVIES
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the chief object of the International Penitentiary Congress is the more humane treatment of prisoners, and, in view of the recent, history of the treatment of prisoners in Germany, does he not think it is anomalous that this congress should meet in Germany?
Lieut.-Colonel SANDEMAN ALLEN
May I ask if my right hon. Friend considers that questions such as this are in the best interest of international peace and co-operation?