§ MR. BELLOC (Salford, S.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the sentence of three months' hard labour passed at the Dove Petty Sessions, in Herefordshire, upon one Barber for the neglect of his five children; whether he is aware that the case was put forward by a man employed and paid by private persons to promote such prosecutions, that Barber was at work seventy hours a week on a wage of 20s., had recently lost his wife, and was by various circumstances prevented from doing more for his children; and whether, seeing that the evidence showed that the children were well fed and healthy, he will say what steps he intends to take in the matter.
§ MR. GLADSTONE
I am making inquiry with regard to this case, and I will let the hon. Member know the result.