§ MR. CLAUDE HAY
To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty, whether, having regard to the fact that the prison now used as a naval prison at Lewes was condemned as unfit for a local or convict prison, he will state the grounds upon which this prison is used for men in His Majesty's Navy who have been sentenced for disciplinary offences.
(Answered by Mr. Arnold-Forster.) I am not aware of the circumstances to which the hon. Member alludes in the first part of his Question, but they must have occurred many years ago, as Lewes has been used as a naval prison for forty years. It was selected 207 for the purpose after consultation with the Home Office, and, with the additions and alterations made from time to time in the accommodation, it has always been found suitable. The reports of the visitors, and the results of the periodical inspections by the Commander in Chief, Portsmouth, and the Medical Director General of the Navy, are quite satisfactory, and the health of the prisoners has always been very good.