HC Deb 03 March 1938 vol 332 c1272
38. Mr. Everard

asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of the fact that electric light has been installed in the chapel of Leicester prison by the generosity of the visiting justices, he will now arrange for the remainder of the prison premises to be lighted with electric light forthwith?

Sir S. Hoare

Electric light is being installed in His Majesty's prisons in accordance with a general programme, and it is hoped that the necessary work will be started at Leicester prison towards the end of the coming financial year.

Mr. Thurtle

Can the Home Secretary say why the chapel was the first place chosen for electric lighting?