HC Deb 26 February 1864 vol 173 c1185

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether it will be possible for Townley, lately convicted of murder, whose sentence was commuted to penal servitude for life, to obtain, by good conduct or otherwise, at any future period of his life, a Licence or Ticket-of-Leave to be at large and free from restraint in either this or any other country?


Sir, I will only repeat the answer which I gave to a question on the same subject before—namely, that convicts under sentence of penal servitude for life, whether that sentence is original or remitted, are not entitled to the benefit of those regulations by which other convicts, under certain fixed conditions, may obtain the remission of portions of their sentences.