HC Deb 05 July 1956 vol 555 cc127-8W
79. Mr. de Freitas

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will introduce legislation to amend the Police Act, 1949, so that pay increases may be awarded retrospectively to police sergeants and below in the same classes of prisoners, for home leave near the end of their sentence for the purpose of assisting resettlement after discharge. Governors have authority to grant parole in suitable cases for all three purposes. Parole is occasionally granted for other reasons, but only on the authority of the Prison Commissioners or, in exceptional cases, of myself.

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