§ Mr. George Thomas
The Royal Commission which was appointed earlier80W this year to make a fundamental review of our penal system, will no doubt inform itself in the course of its work about penal practice abroad. Her Majesty's Government are also represented on the European Committee on Crime Problems, a committee of the Council of Europe. The experience of Western European countries will certainly be taken into account in considering these problems, but my right hon. Friend sees no need for a committee to be set up especially for the purpose.