HC Deb 06 February 1930 vol 234 cc2116-7W

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the manner in which Dartmoor Prison and prisoners are made the object of sight-seeking tourists: and whether he will take steps to prevent this during the coming holiday season?


I have no power, of course, to prevent parties of tourists arriving by motor vehicles and otherwise from visiting Princetown and passing the prison, but the police render assistance to prevent loitering by vehicles containing sightseers, and steps have been taken to screen, as far as possible, those portions of the road from which parties of prisoners may be seen.