HL Deb 30 January 1947 vol 145 cc344-5

5.53 p.m.


I beg to ask the first question standing in the name of the noble Lord, Lord Calverley.

[The question was as follows:

To ask His Majesty's Government to review the scale of earnings of prisoners in Leeds and similar prisons; and whether they will instruct the Prison Commissioners to make it possible for prisoners to earn half an ounce of tobacco per week or its equivalent in sweets.]


I have been asked to reply to this question. It is many years since the prisoners' earning scheme was instituted, and the Prison Commissioners are about to undertake a review of its working as a whole, in the course of which the question of raising the level of earnings will receive full consideration.


I am very much obliged for that answer.