HC Deb 17 December 1906 vol 167 c1035
MR. WALSH (Lancashire, Ince)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the case of a boy sentenced by the Scarborough magistrates to detention in a reformatory for five years; whether he is aware that the boy bad no felonious intent in taking the tools of his employer; and whether, having regard to all the circumstances, he will consider the desirability of revising the decision of the magistrates.


This boy stole various articles from three different places, and when he was brought before the magistrates his uncle, who is his guardian, said that he was beyond control and refused to be bound over for his good behaviour. I am, however, in communication with the magistrates respecting this case, and I will acquaint the hon. Member with the decision at which I arrive.