§ 86. Mr. Osborne
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action he proposes to take on the recommendations made to him in Command Paper No. 8256 that, since discipline in the Borstal service has deteriorated, and absconding has increased, the policy of 239W soft treatment is not a success, and consequently discipline in general requires tightening and punishments increasing.
§ Mr. Ede
I still have under consideration the recommendations made by the Committee on Punishments in Prisons and Borstal Institutions. I am not yet in a position to make a statement to the House as to the action I propose to take on these recommendations, but I hope to be able to do so in the near future.
§ 89. Mr. Sorensen
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, in view of the publication of Parts I and II of the report dealing with punishment in prisons and Borstal institutions, when Part III dealing with punishments in remand homes and approved schools is likely to be published.
§ Mr. Ede
Parts III and IV of the Report of the Committee on Punishments in Prisons, Borstals, Approved Schools and Remand Homes, dealing with approved schools and remand homes, were submitted some time after Parts I and II. They will be published as soon as possible, but I cannot yet give the probable date of publication.