HC Deb 26 March 1914 vol 60 c552
85. Mr. CROOKS

asked the Home Secretary whether he intends to order the release of William Lee, who was charged at Hereford County Police Court on 14th March with stealing some turnip greens, the owner of which would not swear that he had not given the man permission to take some; and whether, notwithstanding the appeal of the owner to let the man off with a caution, Lee was sentenced to one month's hard labour?


I have made inquiry, and in view of the facts of the case and the antecedents of the prisoner I regret that I can find no sufficient ground for advising any reduction of the sentence.