HC Deb 12 June 1947 vol 438 cc133-4W
Mr. Sutcliffe

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what type of classes are held in the hall in the grounds of Holloway prison, how frequently such classes are held; to what category of prisoner this instruction is given; and whether the hall will be fitted up as a lecture or concert hall.

Mr. Ede

It is not proposed to fit up this hall as a concert or lecture hall, because it is intended for use as a prison workshop and is not large enough for permanent use as a lecture or concert hall. In the meantime it is being used for physical training classes, lectures and discussion classes for all categories of prisoners. These activities take place on most nights of the week, but whether they are held in the hall depends upon the numbers attending and the weather conditions: physical training classes are often held in the open air.

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