HC Deb 19 February 1884 vol 284 c1351

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether his attention has been called to the case of Lizzie Pascoe, of 12, Holies Street, Strand, who was charged at the Mansion House, on the 14th of December, 1883, with loitering and importuning passengers, for the purpose of prostitution, on Ludgate Hill, also further charged, that she, being a reputed thief, did frequent the said street with intent to commit a felony; whether the said Lizzie Pascoe was convicted and sentenced to three months' imprisonment, for the alleged intention to commit a felony, on the unsupported evidence of one policeman; whether the said conviction on such evidence is according to Law; whether, if such conviction be according to Law, he will consider the desirability of an amendment of the Law; and, whether he would advise that the clemency of the Crown should be exercised in cancelling the remainder of the sentence?


, in reply, said the conviction referred to was, in his view, according to law.