HC Deb 18 March 1937 vol 321 c2243
30. Mr. Montague

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that the two prison officers who were dismissed at Oxford, and the editor of the prison officers' magazine, have given an undertaking that if an independent committee of inquiry is appointed to consider the cases the parties concerned will accept beforehand the findings of the committee; and will he now appoint a committee?

Sir J. Simon

This case has already been fully and repeatedly considered, and I am unable to reopen it.

Mr. Montague

Is not the right hon. Gentleman aware of the feeling there is in the prison service about this matter? The request is for an independent inquiry, and cannot he see his way to grant that perfectly reasonable request?

Sir J. Simon

I know that the hon. Member has taken a special interest in this matter, because I gave him a long answer last month. I can only repeat that the matter has been examined most thoroughly from every point of view, and I am afraid that I cannot go further than that.