HC Deb 20 May 1965 vol 712 c273W
Mr. Crawshaw

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his Department will adopt a system of remission of sentence based, inter alia, upon the satisfactory completion by a prisoner of a day or days' work while in prison.

Miss Bacon

This kind of system operated until 1940. It was then abandoned as the growing complexity and widening range of prison industries made it difficult to administer effectively and fairly.