HL Deb 31 March 1835 vol 27 c457
The Earl of Roseberry

said, that the gaols in England having been made the subject of inquiry, and having been referred to a Committee, he hoped that the Committee would be induced to extend their inquiry to Ireland and Scotland. This, at least, he could tell them, that in Scotland the state of the gaols was such that improvements were more wanted in them than in the gaols of this country. He was desirous of obtaining some authenticated information on the subject, and he thought that their Lordships could assist him in doing so. In 1829, at the instance of the then Lord Advocate, an inquiry had been made into the state of the gaols in Scotland, and he wished to see the reports made in pursuance of that inquiry. He moved that the Reports made in pursuance of the 10th Geo. 4th, c. 54, relative to the gaols in Scotland, be laid upon the Table.—Ordered.