HC Deb 11 February 1937 vol 320 c570
38. Captain Cunningham-Reid

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been drawn to the observation in the report of the Commissioners of Prisons for 1934 that the Prevention of Crime Act, 1908, Part II, is generally recognised to have failed in its object; and whether he is considering the introduction of legislation to carry into effect the proposals put forward in 1932 by the Departmental Committee on Persistent Offenders?

Mr. Lloyd

My right hon. Friend is aware of the recommendations made by the Departmental Committee, but the state of the legislative programme is such that he fears there is no prospect of amending legislation being introduced this Session.