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African Colonies (Prison Service)

Volume 388: debated on Thursday 1 April 1943

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in the light of the recommendations contained in the Stockdale Report on the West Indies he will arrange for an expert to travel round the African Colonies to see what improvements should be made in the treatment of delinquency and in the prison services?

Mr. Alexander Paterson, one of His Majesty's Prison Commissioners, visited the prisons and inspected the other delinquency services of Kenya, Uganda, Tanganyika, Zanzibar, Aden and Somaliland during 1939. His recommendations were carefully considered by the Governments concerned, and a number have been put into effect, in spite of war conditions. A similar tour of the prisons of West Africa, which was planned during 1940, had to be postponed owing to the war situation. This proposal is again under consideration.