HC Deb 24 May 1878 vol 240 cc621-2

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether it is true that John Henna fan has been committed to prison by the police magistrate at Wandsworth for three months with hard labour; and, whether he is prepared to remit that sentence?


in reply, said, he had no intention of remitting the sentence passed upon the person referred to. He (Mr. Cross) knew nothing about him, except what the magistrate—a person of considerable experience—had told him. He was informed by him that that man had been long an incorrigible rogue and vagabond, who had been repeatedly committed; that eventually he was sent before Quarter Sessions, and received a year's imprisonment; that he was afterwards offered his expenses to enable him to go back to Ireland, but that he refused to go, and continued to lead the life of a rogue and vagabond until he was committed again to gaol.