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Detention Barracks Inquiry (Report)

Volume 395: debated on Wednesday 1 December 1943

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asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether he will take immediate steps to mitigate the harsh conditions in naval detention quarters, as revealed in the report of the inquiry into detention barracks, in particular in regard to the complete prohibition of communication with other prisoners throughout the sentence and the rule that a prisoner, for at least a fortnight, normally has to lie at night on bare boards with no blankets?

The report of the Oliver Committee is being considered as a whole and I cannot at present make a statement on any particular part of it.