HC Deb 13 December 1945 vol 417 c769W
Mr. Murray

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware ox the Durham County Council education experiment in His Majesty's Prison, Durham, and of the success of this scheme; and will he consider the advisability of providing grant-aid courses in His Majesty's prisons throughout the country where prisoners are serving long-term sentences.

Mr. Grey

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he has considered the experiment in organising further education classes for persons undergoing detention in His Majesty's prison at Durham, which has been undertaken by the Durham county local education authority; and in view of the success of this scheme, he will instruct the Prison Commissioners to negotiate with local education authorities with a view to extending this scheme to all places of detention.

Mr. Ede

Yes, Sir. This interesting scheme was authorised as an experiment, in consultation with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Education, and I shall in due course consider with her whether and on what basis it should be extended to other prisons and Borstal Institutions.