Prisons (Borstal System).

Oral Answers to Questions — Royal Air Force. – in the House of Commons on 25th July 1922.

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Photo of Mr Frank Briant Mr Frank Briant , Lambeth North

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asked the Home Secretary if his attention has been called to certain criticisms of the prison and Borstal system contained in a Report on prisons recently issued; and, in view of the nature of the criticisms and the fact that the Committee responsible was unable to obtain evidence from prison officers, if he will appoint a Committee to inquire into the whole of the penal system now in force?

Photo of Mr Edward Shortt Mr Edward Shortt , Newcastle upon Tyne West

I would refer the hon. Member to the answer which I gave to the hon. Member for the Central Division of Portsmouth on the 11th instant.

Photo of Mr Frank Briant Mr Frank Briant , Lambeth North

It will not take the right hon. Gentleman long to say, yes or no, whether a Committee is going to be appointed.

Photo of Mr Edward Shortt Mr Edward Shortt , Newcastle upon Tyne West

I have nothing to add to what I said on the 11th instant.