HC Deb 25 June 1925 vol 185 cc1748-9W

asked the Home Secretary how many voluntary visitors attend to give instruction at the prisons at Wandsworth and Wormwood Scrubs; and whether classes are given in carpentry or any trade likely to assist inmates to become members of the building industry on their return to civil life?


At Wandsworth there are 47 voluntary visitors and 11 voluntary teachers; at Wormwood Scrubs, 30 voluntary visitors and 12 voluntary teachers. Visitors and teachers are, as a rule, though not always, distinct. One of the Wandsworth teachers gives instruction in workshop drawing at wood and metal work, but, apart from this, they do not teach any of the building trades. At both prisons, however, a number of men are employed in the building and allied trades, under paid instructors, during the working hours of the day.