HC Deb 29 November 1911 vol 32 c414

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the circumstance that, after Mrs. Pethick-Lawrence had been tried at Bow Street on 23rd November and sentenced to one month's imprisonment in the second division without the option of a fine, the magistrate, Mr. Marsham, was informed that the principal witness against her had not been sworn, and that the magistrate thereafter re-heard the case and passed a similar sentence; and whether, in view of the circumstances of the case, he proposes to take any action in the matter?


I would refer the hon. Member to the answer which I gave yesterday to the hon. Member for Bow and Bromley.