HC Deb 30 October 1947 vol 443 c122W
141. Mr. Studholme

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will reinstitute the system of sending convicts from Dartmoor Prison to a discharge prison in London for one month before discharge, instead of discharging them on the spot as at present.

Mr. Ede

The practice of transferring convicts to a London prison before discharge was discontinued in 1910. The existing arrangements have worked satisfactorily since that date and I know of no reason to change them.