HC Deb 04 February 1938 vol 331 cc552-3W
Mr. Joel

asked the Home Secretary how many persons undergoing imprisonment at Maidstone, Parkhurst, and Dartmoor gaols have, during the past five years, been transferred to Broadmoor or other asylums at the termination of their sentences; and how many have been so transferred before the completion of their sentence?

Sir S. Hoare

Persons sentenced to penal servitude who appear to be of weak or unstable mentality are assigned to Parkhurst prison, and during the five years ended 31st December last, 23 of the men sent to this prison were certified as insane and removed to Broadmoor Asylum: two others were certified as mentally defective and sent to Rampton State Institution. There was also removed to Broadmoor Asylum one man who had been sent to Dartmoor prison. All these men were transferred during the currency of their sentences. There were no other cases of men removed from the prisons named to any asylum.