§ 26. Mr. Boyden
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department in how many cases in 1961, or the last convenient 12 monthly period, a prison visiting committee inflicted a punishment on an inmate and subsequently a court imposed an additional sentence on that inmate for the same offence.
§ Mr. Fletcher-Cooke
There was one such case in 1961. My right hon. Friend has taken steps to bring to the notice of the Prison Commissioners and the police the desirability in such cases of treating the two forms of proceedings as alternative.