§ 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 98W 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.