§ Mr. Oakes
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what re-establishment centres, similar to those set up by the National Assistance Board, have been established or are intended to be established for prisoners about to be released to facilitate their return to normal life and to increase their prospects of finding employment on their release.
§ Miss Bacon
My right hon. and learned Friend's policy is to provide prisoners with work and industrial training which will fit them to obtain employment on release. Selected long term prisoners nearing the end of their sentences live in prison hostels and go out to work for outside employers.