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Sentenced Soldier (Correspondence)

Volume 437: debated on Thursday 22 May 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why 14497347 Fusilier P. Morris, now serving a sentence as 148 P. Morris, Dart-moor Prison, was refused permission to correspond with his Member of Parliament whilst under detention at Wormwood Scrubs.

In view of the ample facilities which are given to prisoners to make representations to the Secretary of State on matters connected with their trial, conviction or prison treatment, it is a rule that prisoners are not permitted to make such representations to judges, public authorities or Departments or Members of Parliament. It was in accordance with this rule that Fusilier P. Morris was refused permission to write to the hon. Member.