HC Deb 06 March 1947 vol 434 cc97-8W
90. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what principle and by whom, are remissions of sentences in His Majesty's prisons now calculated and granted; and what are the maximum and minimum remissions allowed.

Mr. Ede

Rule 69 of the Statutory Prison Rules, 1933, as amended in 1943, provides that a convicted prisoner sentenced to more than one month's imprisonment may earn remission of one-third of the sentence, and a prisoner sentenced to penal servitude may be released on licence when one-third of his sentence has still to run.

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