HC Deb 31 March 1908 vol 187 c330

asked—in accordance with private notice—the Secretary of State for the Home Department if his attention had been drawn to the case of certain men, local leaders of a body of unemployed at Manchester, who had been sent to prison on the unsupported evidence of a man who confessed he had been twenty-four times in prison, and whether he would call for a report of the case and consider the advisability of reducing the sentences?


The case had not previously been brought to my notice. I am asking for a report and will communicate with the hon Member.