HC Deb 26 July 1861 vol 164 cc1640-1

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether his attention has been called to the case of Thomas Carter, who was on Monday, the 15th day of July, brought before Thomas Thorpe Fowke and Le Marchant Thomas, Esqs., at the Ryde Police Court, charged with being a vagrant and sleeping in the open air at Oakfield, and who was committed by those Magistrates to Winchester Goal for three weeks, and ordered to be kept to hard labour for that period; and, if so, whether he has given, or intends to give, orders for his immediate release.


Sir, I do not at this moment hold the seals of the Home Department. I did at the time when a letter was written calling for a report of this case. That letter was written several days ago, and no answer has been received from the magistrates. A letter has been written to-day again calling attention to the subject.

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