HC Deb 15 May 1947 vol 437 c1710
79. Mr. Heathcoat Amory

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the present policy as regards prison labour.

Mr. Oliver

All prisoners who are fit for labour are employed for a full working day on work the nature of which depends upon the age, sex, classification and location of the prisoner. The general aim is to provide work that is both productive and of value from the point of view of training, but if the hon. Member will tell me with what particular aspect of policy he is concerned I will be glad to give him further information.