HC Deb 01 December 1938 vol 342 cc572-3
23. Mr. Errington

asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of the Debate on the Criminal Justice Bill taking place in the near future, he is prepared to grant special facilities to hon. Members to inspect prisons and Borstal institutions?

The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Sir Samuel Hoare)

I am always happy to arrange for hon. Members to pay visits to prisons and Borstal institutions, and if any Member wishing to pay such a visit will apply to the Secretary of the Prison Commission at the Home Office, the necessary visiting order will be issued to him.

Mr. Herbert Morrison

Can the right hon. Gentleman undertake that similar facilities on a long duration basis will be extended to Ministers of the Crown?

Sir S. Hoare

My answer covered all visits of a temporary character.

Mr. Mander

Has the right hon. Gentleman any particular hon. Member in mind?