§ Mr. van Straubenzee
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department under what terms John Straffen is at present detained at Horfield Prison, Bristol; when was his most recent medical examination; and what was then his medical state.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
Straffen is serving a sentence of life imprisonment, to which a sentence of death imposed in July, 1952, was commuted. He was last medically examined on 3rd June, when he was readmitted to Bristol prison. For some time there has been no material change in his medical condition.