§ 16. Sir ARNOLD WILSON
asked the Home Secretary whether he is yet in a position to indicate the effect of the Money Payments (Justices Procedure) Act, 1935, in reducing the population of His Majesty's gaols?
§ Sir J. SIMON
I have arranged for the preparation of comparative statistics since this Act came into operation at the beginning of this year, and I am glad to say that the indications are that there has been a substantial reduction in the number of persons imprisoned for nonpayment of moneys to which the Act relates. I should, however, prefer to await further experience and a more detailed examination of the figures before making any more definite statement.
§ 17. Sir A. WILSON
asked the Home Secretary when he proposes to introduce further legislation to give effect to recommendations of the Departmental committee not covered by the terms of the Money Payments (Justices Procedure) Act, 1935?