HC Deb 06 December 1950 vol 482 c58W
66. Mr. Sorensen

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what is the average length of time a prisoner is held in detention before trial in Nigeria; whether such persons are segregated; to what extent aid is available for discharged prisoners; and whether the Nigerian Government assist that aid.

Mr. J. Griffiths

I am asking the Acting Governor for information on the first two parts of the Question, and will write to my hon. Friend when I have his reply. As regards the last two parts, assistance is provided by the Nigerian Government in all prisons for the re-instatement of prisoners in civil life, by means of grants and, in certain cases, by the loan of equipment when the prisoner has received instruction in a trade.