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Convicts (Transport)

Volume 245: debated on Thursday 20 November 1930

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asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to a fight between five convicts and warders in a railway train near Romsey; whether it is usual for a party of convicts sentenced separately to be taken together to their destination; whether in this case the strength of the escort was in accordance with Regulations; and if he proposes to take any action in the matter?

A full inquiry is being made into this case, and I am not at present in a position to make a statement.