§ SIR J. LUBBOCK (London University)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the sentence of five years' penal servitude passed on a man named Alexander Brown, who was convicted at the Central Criminal Court on the 9th of April, 1891, for receiving money on the pretence of returning bonds known by him to have been stolen, has been reduced to one year's imprisonment; on what grounds the sentence was reduced, and whether the alteration in the sentence was made with the approval of the Judge before whom the prisoner was tried?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE TOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. MATTHEWS,) Birmingham, E.
It is not the fact that this prisoner's sentence has been reduced. On the contrary, I have declined to advise any interference.