HC Deb 19 December 1906 vol 167 c1512
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.


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.