HC Deb 13 November 1906 vol 164 c1292

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the case of Alfred Ball, who was convicted at Enfield Quarter Sessions for betting in a public-house, and sentenced to six months hard labour without the option of a fine; and whether, in view of the fact that it was stated by one of the police witnesses that Ball's personal character was satisfactory, he will consider the advisability of reducing his sentence.


I have carefully considered all the circumstances of this case, but I regret that I am unable to advise any reduction of the sentence.