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Prison Sentences (Parole)

Volume 531: debated on Thursday 28 October 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take steps to introduce a system of parole for men who are serving prison sentences for the first time and who have served a part of their sentence, in order to relieve the overcrowded conditions of our prisons and to give men an opportunity to reform after a short experience of prison life.

Any such proposal would require legislation, and I cannot say more at present than that careful note will be taken of the hon. Member's suggestion.