HC Deb 29 July 1861 vol 164 cc1734-5

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 of day of July, brought before Thomas Thorpe Fowke and Le Marchant Thomas, Esqrs., 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 Gaol 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?


said, a letter was written from the Home Department at an early period of last week requesting the committing Magistrate to send a Report in the case of Carter. That Report had not been received at the Home Office, and a second letter was written on Friday last, reminding the Magistrate that he had not sent a report, and requesting that it should he sent. No report has yet been received, and that morning he (Sir George Lewis) had caused a third letter to be addressed to the Magistrate.