HC Deb 18 June 1986 vol 99 c539W
Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations he has received advocating the introduction of day prisons; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Hurd

The parliamenary all-party penal affairs group has recently re-affirmed support for a system of intermittent custody. Most of the organisations which have commented on the Government's decision, announced in the recent White Paper on "Criminal Justice", not to introduce such a system have supported the Government's line.