§ Mr. Peter Smithers
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department under what circumstances prisoners convicted in the Channel Islands are imprisoned in English gaols.
§ Mr. Ede
Prisons in the Channel Islands are unsuitable by modern standards for detention for long periods. In appropriate cases therefore, at the request of the Channel Islands authorities, I authorise the transfer of prisoners to England, under the provisions of section 61 (2) of the Criminal Justice Act, 1948. Transfers are normally confined to persons sentenced to imprisonment for 12 months or longer or to Borstal training.