§ SIR RICHARD PAGET (Somerset, Wells)
asked the Under Secretary of 1724 State for the Home Department, Whether, in supplying, in the form of a Return, the information asked for by the hon. Member for South Birmingham (Mr. Powell-Williams), with reference to sentences of six months' imprisonment passed at Quarter Sessions, he will be good enough to include information showing the number of cases in which such sentences were passed on persons who had pleaded guilty of having been previously convicted?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. STUART-WORTLEY) (Sheffield, Hallam)
The information sought by the hon. Baronet would be a very useful addition to the Return of the hon. Member for South Birmingham. The additional searches and references involved will, undoubtedly, delay the production of that Return; but I will endeavour to arrange that the whole of this information shall be presented to the House in such time as will enable the House to use it in exercising its judgment on some stage of the Local Government Bill.