HC Deb 27 July 1951 vol 491 c109W
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.