HC Deb 03 March 1882 vol 267 cc28-9

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, If his attention has been called to a presentment made by the grand jury at the Central Criminal Court, having reference to the frequency of brutal outrages, which they attribute to the leniency of the sentences inflicted by magistrates for such offences; and what stops, if any, he proposes to take to give effect to the representations of the grand jury?


, in reply, said, the document to which the Question referred reached the Home Office that morning; but as he had been out of town all day he had not yet seen it. He might say, however, it would be most carefully examined and considered.