§ MR. E. H. PICKERSGILL (Bethnal Green, S. W.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether a notorious criminal named Charles Taylor, who on the 9th instant was convicted upon three indictments at the West Kent Quarter Sessions at Maid-stone, was subject to police supervision at the period when the offences were committed; when was Taylor last released from prison; how many times after his release did he report himself to the police, and what was the date of his last report prior to his arrest; and, what were the respective dates of the offences of which he was convicted at Maidstone?
§ *THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir MATTHEW WHITE RIDLEY,) Lancashire, Blackpool
At the time of committing 1499 the offences charged against him, Taylor was at liberty under the conditions of a licence granted to him under the Penal Servitude Acts. He was last released from Prison on the 28th March 1895, and reported himself to the Police on that day, and that day only. There were three indictments against him, one for house breaking on the 11th December 1895, one for larceny from a dwelling-house on the 1st January 1896, and one for resisting his lawful detention on the 28th January; the first of these only was gone into.