HC Deb 07 December 1936 vol 318 c1653W

asked the Home Secretary whether he will take steps to allow all prisoners on penal servitude to smoke from the day of arrival at the penal settlement?


Considerable extensions of the privilege of smoking have been introduced in recent years and the result is being carefully watched; but the time has not yet come for a general recasting of the system of progressive stages such as the hon. and learned Member's suggestion would involve.