§ MR. PICKERSGILL (Bethnal Green, S.W.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to a case mentioned in the last Report of the Prison Commissioners (Part 1, page 45), viz., the case of T. D., who was sentenced to "two years and one year hard labour," and after serving over 25 months of his 1510 sentence was released upon a medical certificate of "general debility," originating after his reception into prison; by whom, at what Court, under what circumstances, and for what offence was this sentence imposed; and has he taken, or will he take, any steps in the matter?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. MATTHEWS,) Birmingham, E.
It is the practice of the Home Office, after a prisoner has been two years in prison, to call for a full Medical Report as to his condition, and the probable effect of the imprisonment upon him. In the present case the Home Office called for a second Medical Report, and upon that Report released the prisoner.