HC Deb 28 July 1943 vol 391 cc1617-8W
Mr. Harvey

asked the Home Secretary the annual expenditure upon books purchased for prison libraries for the years 1936–37 and 1938?

Mr. H. Morrison

The expenditure on the purchase of general books for prison libraries in the years in question was as follows:

1936–1937 597
1937–1938 799
1938–1939 703

Further books to the value of £233 7s. 10d. were received but not paid for in this year. In addition, approximately £100 was spent in each year on the purchase of books for the central library of technical and educational books at Wakefield Prison.