HC Deb 14 October 1941 vol 374 c1230
23. Mr. Pethick-Lawrence

asked the Secretary of State for War what was the number of military prisoners detained in military detention barracks on 30th September, 1941?

Captain Margesson

The number of soldiers serving sentences at military prisons or detention barracks in the United Kingdom on 30th September, 1941, was 3,951.

Mr. Gallacher

Is the right hon. and gallant Gentleman aware that in these detention barracks visitors have to speak, through bars, and will he put a stop to that?

Dr. Edith Summerskill

How many of these prisoners are of the ages of 17 and 18?

Mr. Wedgwood

Is the right hon. and gallant Gentleman making any inquiry in connection with these prisoners?

Captain Margesson

There is another Question on the Paper dealing with that.