§ 31. Mr. Day
asked the Home Secretary whether the responsible authorities have now been able to overcome the difficulties of transporting all prisoners by road, either before, during, or after their trial, in order that prisoners shall not be transported by train chained together in view of the public?
§ Sir S. Hoare
Standing orders provide that road transport should be used for the removal of prisoners in preference to rail, whenever possible. When prisoners are sent by rail everything possible is done by the prison authorities, in conjunction with the railway companies, to prevent their exposure to the public.