HC Deb 01 July 1915 vol 72 cc1947-8W

asked the Home Secretary whether any War news is supplied to the convicts in His Majesty's prisons; and, if not, whether, in view of the quantity of Government War work now being carried out in the gaols, he will consider the advisability of informing the convicts from time to time of the progress of the War and of the sacrifices made by the Army and Navy?


Instructions were issued in September last that a weekly communication as to the progress of the War should be made to all prisoners, and these instructions have been regularly acted upon since that date. This concession has been greatly appreciated, and, in the opinion of the authorities, has had an excellent effect both on conduct and industry.