HC Deb 11 April 1946 vol 421 cc333-4W
24. Mr. Maude

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will reconsider his decision to open a Borstal unit in the women's prison at Exeter, which is merely part of Exeter Prison, in view of the fact that it is undesirable that girls should be housed in a prison where death sentences are carried out.

Mr. Ede:

I am glad to say that there has been no execution at Exeter for over three years, but I fully recognise that this possibility is one of the many objections to using a part of a prison establishment for a Borstal Institution, and as I explained in my previous statement this arrangement has only been made because there is no alternative until new premises have been got ready.