HC Deb 09 March 1922 vol 151 cc1532-3W

asked the Home Secretary if two babies have been born recently in Armley Gaol, Leeds; and whether, in the interests of children unborn, he will take steps likely to prevent similar incidents happening in the future?


I understand there was one confinement among the female prisoners at Leeds last January and another last September. When a confinement takes place in prison, the patient receives better medical attention and nursing than in most cases she would receive outside. Sometimes when the confinement is likely to occur near the end of the sentence, the remainder of the sentence is remitted, but this is not a course which I could adopt in all cases.