HC Deb 02 January 1913 vol 46 c526

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if his attention has been called to the case at petty sessions held on 1st November, 1912, at Ingleton, in Yorkshire, when William Sanderson was fined 20s. for the non-attendance of his daughter at a school cookery class; whether he is aware that this was a test case and that it was admitted by the prosecution that William Sanderson's daughter had only missed three attendances in four years, and that, nevertheless, the maximum penalty, usually only imposed in aggravated cases, was inflicted; and whether he will inquire into the circumstances with a view to having the fine remitted to a sum less disproportionate to the offence?


My attention had not previously been called to this case, but I am making inquiries.