HC Deb 11 July 1922 vol 156 c1080W

asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of the widespread interest shown by experts and the public generally in prison reform and in the administration of Borstal institutions, he will appoint a Departmental Committee of Inquiry to deal with these questions with representatives of visiting justices, the Discharged Prisoners' Aid Society, mental alienists, educationalists, and of experts on training, or whether, alternatively, he will appoint an Advisory Committee with similar representation, to enable experienced workers to come into direct and official contact with his Department?


I will consider the suggestion contained in the first part of the question, but if any inquiry is to be held, I am inclined to think it should be by a Royal Commission.