HC Deb 08 December 1890 vol 349 c702
MR. BRADLAUGH (Northampton)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he can now state his decision in the case of Catherine Hardwick?


I have ascertained that the Magistrates are prepared in this case to give time for the payment of the fine, which has not yet been demanded, and will not be applied for till the girl is restored to health. I will take care that the girl is not subjected to imprisonment so long as she is unfit to bear it; but I do not propose, under these circumstances, to interfere further with the decision of the Magistrates.