§ 37. Mr. W. THORNE
asked the Secretary of State for the Horne Department when the appeal of Julia Decies, who was tried at the Central Criminal Court on 4th March, will be heard; if he is aware that the jury, in finding the prisoner guilty, strongly recommended her to mercy and that Mr. Justice Darling awarded seven years' penal servitude; and whether, in view of the health of the prisoner and the whole of the circumstances of the offence, he can see his way to recommend a remission of the sentence?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. McKenna)
The Court of Criminal Appeal heard the prisoner's application yesterday and refused leave to appeal. I would refer the hon. Member to the judgment of the Court reported in the Press this morning, and, in view of what the Court said as to the sentence, I regret that I could not entertain the hon. Member's suggestion.
§ Mr. J. WARD
Will the right hon. Gentleman take into consideration some of the salient facts of this case which could not have been before the Court?