HC Deb 27 March 1913 vol 50 c1838

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the case of Mr. T. Herbert, of 134, Farringdon Road, E.C., who was bound over on his own recognisances to keep the peace for six months, on 3rd December, 1912, at Bow Street Police Court, and was also ordered to find a surety of the sum of £10 that he would keep the peace for six months, or in default to be imprisoned for one month, and that he was given by the magistrate, Mr. Marsh, two days in which to find a surety; whether he is aware that Mr. Herbert was arrested within twenty-seven hours of the magistrate's decision, and committed to Pentonville Gaol, where he remained until 6th December; and whether some compensation may be granted to Mr. Herbert in view of his unauthorised imprisonment by which he lost considerably in business?


This matter has been carefully considered, and, on making inquiry into the facts, I have found no sufficient ground for intervention on my part. The imprisonment was in pursuance of an order made by the magistrate after defendant had failed to find a surety for good behaviour and was authorised by law.