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Prisoners (Clothing Coupons)

Volume 389: debated on Thursday 13 May 1943

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asked the Home Secretary whether he has reviewed the regulation under which prisoners forfeit a number of their clothing coupons while in prison and, in some cases, have not had enough coupons to procure necessary clothing on their discharge?

In connection with this question certain points are being examined in consultation with the agencies responsible for the after-care of discharged prisoners, and I think it will be better that I should defer making a statement for the present.

Does the Minister realise the great hardship on men who have to leave prison without an adequate number of coupons?

I can assure my hon. Friend that I have applied the necessary incentive to the Department to move as quickly as possible.