HC Deb 05 May 1960 vol 622 cc92-3W
Mr. Abse

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department for how long a 17 year old boy, details of whom have been sent to him by the hon. Member for Pontypool, has remained in custody at Cardiff Prison waiting to be sent to Borstal for training; how long this boy has been sharing a cell with a mentally sick older prisoner; and what steps are being taken to prevent him being placed in contact with convicted murderers in the prison.

Mr. R. A. Butler

Six weeks. He will be moved to a borstal reception centre when his solicitor signifies that his presence in Cardiff is no longer necessary in connection with his appeal. He has not been placed in a cell with any mentally ill prisoner. He is not permitted to associate with adult prisoners.