HC Deb 06 November 1929 vol 231 c1065W

asked the Home Secretary if he is prepared to consider the reform of the dress worn by women prisoners in His Majesty's prisons from the present coarse regulation uniform to a standard of health and comfort?


This question has been considered by a small committee of women who were appointed to advise the Prison Commissioners; and the recommendations of this committee are being put into effect as quickly as possible. There were in consequence of the decline in the number of women prisoners of recent years considerable stocks of clothing of the old type and these stocks had to be used up before new issues could be made, but it is hoped that most of the women's prisons will be re-equipped during the coming year.