HC Deb 28 January 1954 vol 522 c271W
98. Mr. K. Thompson

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if it is with his approval that arrangements have been made for warders at Her Majesty's Prison, Dartmoor, and elsewhere, to take courses of judo at Bisham Abbey School, with a view to giving instruction in the sport to prisoners.

Sir D. Maxwell Fyfe

Certain prison officers who are physical training instructors are undergoing a special course at Bisham Abbey run in conjunction with the Central Council of Physical Recreation. Its object is to improve the standard of physical education in prisons and Borstals. Prison officers are not taught judo on this course, and prisoners are never taught judo. Instruction in judo is given to prison (but not Borstal) officers who volunteer for it, but not as part of this course.

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