HC Deb 17 February 1955 vol 537 cc72-3W
62. Mr. Oliver

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what number of complaints he has received over the last convenient period from discharged prisoners and other interested persons about inadequate facilities for providing clothing and financial assistance to ex-prisoners to tide them over the first few days of their release.

Major Lloyd-George

A precise figure is not available, but the number of such complaints is estimated not to exceed 50 a year, in relation to an annual discharge rate of about 35,000. Every complaint is fully investigated through the after-care organisations.