§ MR. HUDSON (Newcastle-on-Tyne)
I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether his attention has been called to the circumstances under which Driver 375 Gourlay was sentenced at Edinburgh, on 12th March, to five months imprisonment; and, in view of Gourlay's age and exceptionally good character, whether he can now remit the remaining portion of the sentence.
§ MR. SINCLAIR
The most anxious consideration has been given to this matter, and after making full allowance for the exceptional circumstances of the case I did not feel myself justified in recommending a greater remission than two months. The Answer, therefore, to the Question is in the negative.