§ 38. Mr. Anthony Greenwood
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has considered the speech made by the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police on 13th May, in which prisons in Britain were described as a disgrace; and what plans are in hand for the reform of prison buildings when labor and materials are available.
§ Mr. Ede
There is no fear that when labor and materials become available reconstruction projects will not be ready. The programmed is first to provide certain minimum security establishments, and when larger building schemes become practicable, to provide establishments for special purposes, such as prisons specially designed for women and an establishment for psychopathic cases. The ultimate aim is the complete remodeling of the prison establishments, but that will inevitably take time.