HC Deb 09 March 1875 vol 222 c1485

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether he has received a memorial from St. John's Common, Sussex, signed by 1,802 persons, calling his attention to the case of Luke Hills, an agricultural labourer sentenced by the Cuckfield magistrates to three months' imprisonment on a charge of broach of contract; and, whether, taking into consideration the peculiar circumstances of the case, and the fact that the man has already been imprisoned for about a month, he will recommend that the rest of his sentence should be remitted?


, in reply, said, that he had only that morning received from the committing magistrates a reply to a communication which he had caused to be addressed to them in reference to this case. He had not as yet had time to read the document, but it should have his immediate attention.