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Oral Answers to Questions — Prisoners (Correspondence).

– in the House of Commons on 16th July 1931.

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Photo of Sir Robert Newman Sir Robert Newman , Exeter

17.

asked the Home Secretary the number of letters that convicted persons serving sentences exceeding six months' imprisonment are allowed to send to, and receive from, friends; and whether he can see his way to allow the number to be increased?

Photo of Mr John Clynes Mr John Clynes , Manchester Platting

The number of letters allowed varies according to the division or class in which a prisoner is and to the stage which he has attained under the progressive stage system. I am sending the hon. Member a summary of the regulations on the subject. The question of allowing more frequent communications has been considered, and certain modifications of the regulations have been made recently with this object.