HC Deb 28 February 1896 vol 37 c1385

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he has any objection to state how ticket of leave convicts are classed with regard to reporting themselves to the police authorities, and especially with reference to the twenty who are allowed to report by letter, giving the circumstances and conditions under which the privilege is allowed?


The manner in which a convict at large on licence in the Metropolitan Police District is required to report himself to the police does not depend upon any mode of classification. If a licence-holder applies for permission to report by letter, his application is considered on its merits and always with a desire to accede to it if possible. The points especially taken into consideration are the nature of his crime, the nature of his employment, and the position and character of the people he is living with.