§ Mr. ARNOLD WARD
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention had been called to the case of the children of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin, of 290, High Street, Watford, who have been detained since 1904, and 2709 are still being detained in the Leeds and Macclesfield industrial school; whether there is reason to think that the children were originally sent to the school in consequence of some mistake or miscarriage of justice; whether he was aware that the parents are ready and willing to maintain them at home; and whether he would order that the children shall be restored to their parents?
§ Mr. GULLAND
The Home Secretary has made inquiry, and is satisfied that there has been no miscarriage of justice in this case. He thinks that it is in the best interests of the children that they should remain under the care of the Managers of the Industrial Schools to which they were committed, and therefore he does not propose to take any action.