§ MR. MACKARNESS (Berkshire, Newbury)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the conviction, on 6th December, by the Newbury county magistrates, of a lad called Jesse Fry, for trespassing in pursuit of game by throwing a stone on Greenham Common, on his way home from Sunday school, which is alleged to have killed a rabbit; whether he is aware that a fine of 7s. 6d. was inflicted for this act; and whether, with a view to prevent the respect for the administration of justice being lessened, he will consider the propriety of remitting the fine.
§ *MR. GLADSTONE
My attention had not previously been called to this case, and I have no information beyond the newspaper cutting which my hon. friend was good enough to send to me, but I am making inquiries into it.