HC Deb 15 July 1914 vol 64 cc1918-9

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been drawn to the case of a young man named Harold Stansfield who, on the 16th of March last, was sentenced at the Huddersfield Police Court to twelve months' hard labour for loitering with intent to commit a felony; whether he is aware that Stansfield's previous history goes to show that he is not really criminally minded; and whether, in view of the effect a sentence of this duration will have upon Stansfield, he will inquire into the matter with a view to the remission or reduction of the remainder of the sentence?


I have received two petitions from this prisoner. I could not agree that Stansfield's previous history gods to show that he is not really criminally minded; on the contrary, his history is very bad. I regret that the circumstances of his present conviction show no ground for interference with the sentence.