HC Deb 09 July 1964 vol 698 c125W
42. Mr. Elwyn Jones

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to take a decision regarding the recommendation of the Advisory Committee on the Treatment of Offenders in January, 1963, that preventive detention should be abolished; and why an earlier decision has not been taken.

Mr. Brooke

I hope to be in a position to make a statement on this before the House rises for the summer Recess. The abolition of preventive detention would, of course, require legislation.