§ 22. Mr. Edmund Harvey
asked the Home Secretary whether provision has been made for occupation by means of work or in other ways in the case of all persons now detained in prison or interned under Regulation 18b; and whether special facilities in this respect have been provided for those who are undergoing separate confinement?
§ Mr. H. Morrison
Arrangements have been made for a number of the camp inmates to be employed on forestry and gardening in addition to those employed on the camp services. I am anxious to develop further schemes of employment, but, as my hon. Friend knows, there are difficulties in organising suitable industries in a camp or, unless the camp happens to be favourably situated, in finding suitable work in the immediate neighbourhood. All who are responsible for these institutions recognise the importance of providing opportunities of occupation for the inmates. As regards persons who are detained in prison, they have opportunities for associated work in the workshops, and work is also available for them during the periods when they are in their cells.
§ Mr. Morrison
I cannot say; I am not even sure whether scientists are interned under this Regulation.
§ Mr. Craven-Ellis
If I give the right hon. Gentleman the name of a very eminent scientist who is interned, will he look into the case?