§ MR. ILLINGWORTH (Yorkshire, W.R., Shipley)
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the case of Lee, who on 12th April 1906, was fined 10s. and costs for being drunk and incapable by the West Riding Bench at Bradford; whether he is aware that a fortnight was allowed him in which to pay, at the expiration of which he applied for an extension of time at the Shipley police station, which was refused, the fine was subsequently paid and a receipt given, but on 30th April Lee was arrested and taken to Wakefield Gaol; whether he is aware that he was released by order on 2nd May, and the amount of the fine, 10s., was tendered to him as compensation, this was refused; whether he will inquire into the circumstances of the case, and say what course he is prepared to take for compensating Lee for the illegal arrest and false imprisonment.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Gladstone.) My attention has not been previously called to this matter. I will make inquiry into it; but I may remind my hon. friend that, if the facts are as stated, Lee has his remedy at law.