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Convicts (Discharge Arrangements)

Volume 443: debated on Thursday 30 October 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will reinstitute the system of sending convicts from Dartmoor Prison to a discharge prison in London for one month before discharge, instead of discharging them on the spot as at present.

The practice of transferring convicts to a London prison before discharge was discontinued in 1910. The existing arrangements have worked satisfactorily since that date and I know of no reason to change them.