§ 31. Mr. HUNT
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether, in view of the fact that when the conviction of Miss Jessie Brown, of Glasgow, was quashed, Lord Ardwell, with the concurrence of the two other 1415 Appeal Judges, stated that the conviction by the magistrate was a most rash and oppressive act, as he gave her no chance to defend her character, and that it was a dreadful thing that any woman presumably innocent, who had never been in a Police Court before, should be brought up and charged with being a prostitute, he could now see his way to have Miss Brown duly compensated after the years she has wrongly suffered under unjust allegations, which the secret inquiry has proved to be absolutely baseless?
§ Mr. URE
I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given by the Lord Advocate to the hon. Member for the Black-friars Division of Glasgow on 8th instant, and to my reply on this subject on the 15th October last to my hon. Friends the Member for the College Division of Glasgow and the Member for Newcastle-under-Lyme.