HC Deb 07 June 1951 vol 488 c137W
72. Mr. Osborne

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if, in view of the fact that Borstal boys are defying the existing punishments and are refusing to work, he will reimpose corporal punishment and the dietary punishment that was abolished two years ago as has been recommended at the recent conference of the Prison Officers' Association.

75. Brigadier Rayner

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has taken note of statements made in the presidential address to the annual conference of the Prison Officers Association on 30th May on the subject of the inadequacy of the scale of punishment in Borstal institutions; and if, consequently, he intends to revise this scale.

Mr. Ede

I have received and have under consideration the Report of the Departmental Committee on Punishments in Prisons and Borstals, which will shortly be published. I hope soon to be in a position to make a statement on the Committee's recommendations, which of course cover the question of sanctions against indiscipline.