HC Deb 03 November 1909 vol 12 cc1808-9

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to a recent decision of the Recorder of Liverpool to the effect that a publican convicted under the Children Act, 1908, of permitting a child to be on his premises has no right of appeal; whether the omission to provide such a right was intentional; and, if not, whether he will consider the desirableness of introducing legislation to remedy this defect in the Act?


I had not heard of the appeal which my hon. Friend mentions, but it appears to be the case that there is no right of appeal against convictions under the Section. The point shall be noted for consideration in connection with any amending legislation. Any doubtful question of law can, of course, always be brought before the High Court by means of a stated case.