HC Deb 14 June 1945 vol 411 c1796W
Mr. McIntyre

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will make provision for the inspection, at any time, by public representatives of the various districts of Scotland of any penal settlements, concentration camps, detention barracks, prisons, etc., within their area, whether these institutions are under the control of the British, American, French or Polish Governments or any other authority; and for the issuing of a public report by those representatives.

Mr. Chapman

My Noble Friend will be glad to arrange for hon. Members to visit at any time any of the civil prisons or Borstal institutions under his control. All these establishments already have Visiting Committees consisting of representatives of local authorities or of other public men and women. My Noble Friend has no jurisdiction over premises maintained by the Service authorities or by Allied Governments.

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