§ SIR CHARLES W. DILKE
asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Under what authority large enclosures are being made at Dartmoor without compensation to the commoners; and, whether any payment is made by the Duchy of Cornwall to the Treasury on account of the labour of the convicts employed in the work?
§ MR. BAXTER
Sir, the authority for the leases granted by the Duchy of Cornwall at Dartmoor is the Act 26 & 27 Vict. c. 49, s. 22, Duchy of Cornwall Management Act, 1863. No payment is made to the Treasury on account of convict labour, because the convicts are only employed on lands leased to the Prison Directors.