Mr. FRED HALL (Dulwich)
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will furnish a Return of sentences mitigated or remitted during the two years ending 31st December, 1911, such Return to give the nature of the offences, the Court at which the person was convicted, the extent of the sentence, the 1565 maximum sentence which could be inflicted under the existing law, and the extent to which the sentence was mitigated?
§ Mr. McKENNA
The Return asked for would be a difficult one to prepare, and I do not at present see that it would answer any useful purpose. The hon. Member will find at the end of the Annual Judicial (Criminal) Statistics information with regard to the remission of sentences, and if he will let me know the object for which he seeks to supplement the information so published, I will consider whether I can in any way meet his wishes.