HC Deb 20 May 1965 vol 712 c263W
44. Mr. Peter Mills

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress he has made in his exploration of methods to enable prisoners to earn the privilege of seeing their families at home.

Miss Bacon

Suitable prisoners in certain categories are at present allowed one period of home leave towards the end of their sentence; a copy of the current instruction is in the Library. My right hon. and learned Friend is considering the possibility of extending the scheme, but he is not at present in a position to make any announcement.