Letter: Pride in our maritime past

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Sir: To the dismay of Richard Tilt, Director General of the Prison Service, Weymouth and Portland councillors are blocking plans to moor in Portland Harbour, Dorset, the prison ship Resolution, which is being brought from New York next month to inaugurate a return to the hulk system of imprisonment (report, 11 February).

Should we not go back a little further in history - to the age of transportation - and ask the Australians if they could help us out once again?


Honorary Secretary

The Howard League, Scotland