§ MR. C. E. SCHWANN (Manchester, N.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has decided to recommend Her Majesty to reduce the sentence of three years' imprisonment passed on J. Hall at the Autumn Assizes in Manchester for the manslaughter of his wife, and in support of which appeal a memorial containing 12,000 signatures was presented to him at the close of last year?
§ SIR MATTHEW WHITE RIDLEY
I have not come to any decision at present, as I thought it desirable to communicate with the learned Judge who tried the case, and his answer has not vet reached me.