§ MR. LEAKE (Lancashire, S.E., Radcliffe)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the case of Mary Flannagan, who was sentenced on the 1st instant, at the Salford Hundred Quarter Sessions, to seven years' penal servitude and seven years' police supervision for stealing one shilling; and whether he will take into his consideration the expediency and justice of mitigating such a severe punishment, although Flannagan is an old offender?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. MATTHEWS,) Birmingham, E.
I am now in communication with the Chairman of Quarter Sessions with regard to this case, and will inform the hon. Member of the result in due course.