HC Deb 15 July 1912 vol 41 c15
21. Colonel BURN

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he has come to any decision in the case of Norman Tree, is now undergoing a sentence of twelve months' imprisonment and who is suffering from tuberculosis; and will he favourably consider the remission of the unexpired term of the sentence in order that this man may be treated at a sanatorium?


I have carefully considered all the facts of this case and regret that I do not feel justified at present in recommending any remission of the sentence. The prisoner's health will receive careful medical attention in prison.

Colonel BURN

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that a Justice of the Peace for Surrey, who has interested himself in this very man, is willing to undertake to send him to a sanatorium, and pay his passage afterwards to a foreign country, in order that he may get employment there?


I understand that a Justice of the Peace for Surrey has made an offer substantially in the terms stated by the hon. Gentleman.