HC Deb 05 June 1907 vol 175 cc673-4
MR. BLACK (Bedfordshire, Biggleswade)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if his attention has been called to the case of William Tutt, who was arrested while on a visit to his mother, aged eighty-three, at Lidlington, Bedfordshire, on Tuesday, 28th May, and committed to prison at Bedford for three months on a warrant, dated 1st November, 1894, for shooting a hare on the Duke of Bedford's estate at Lidlington on 21st October, 1894; and whether, in view of the fact that this man has borne a good character in Lancashire during the whole of the intervening twelve and a half years, and that he has already been in prison eight days, he can see his way to order Tutt's immediate release.


I am not yet sufficiently in possession of the facts of this case to come to a decision with regard to it, but I will communicate further with my hon. friend as soon as I can.