MR. BRYNMOR JONES (Swansea District)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that a prisoner, tried and acquitted at the recent Chelmsford Assizes, had been detained in gaol awaiting trial for more than four months; and whether there is often undue delay in the trial of persons committed for trial at the assizes, and whether he will take steps to remedy such grievances.
§ MR. RITCHIE
My attention had not been previously called to the case to which the question refers, and there has not been time to ascertain the particulars of it. As to the second paragraph I must refer the hon. Member to an answer to a similar question given on July 23rd last by my hon. friend the Attorney General.*