HL Deb 03 April 1996 vol 571 c40WA
Lord Lester of Herne Hill

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether The Sunday Times was accurate in reporting on 24th March 1996 that a year ago the Government "suppressed a Whitehall study which concluded that it was pointless to introduce boot camps in Britain"; and if not, what the position is.

The Minister of State, Home Office (Baroness Blatch)

The study referred to was prepared by Prison Service officials as advice to Ministers. Following the long established convention, this advice was not published.