HC Deb 07 April 1887 vol 313 cc695-6
MR. J. ROWLANDS (Finsbury, E.)

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether his attention has been drawn to the case of Annie Shipton, who, being in great distress, left her child at the house of the child's father, was sentenced to a month's imprisonment; and, whether he is prepared to re-consider the case, with a view to a mitigation of the sentence?


, in reply, said, his attention had been called to this case, and he was now in communication with the magistrate; and as soon as he received his Report he would consider whether the case was not one in which he would advise Her Majesty to interfere.