§ 21. Mr. KING
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been drawn to the case of William Walker, a school teacher, aged twenty-six, who was, on Saturday, 12th June, convicted at Castle Eden, county Durham, of being in possession of wireless apparatus; and whether, in view of the statements made by the chairman to the effect that the defendant seemed to have been led into his position by the Post Office and that there was no suggestion of any wish to communicate with the enemy, he will advise a mitigation of the fine of five guineas imposed by the Court?
§ Sir J. SIMON
I have made inquiry into the case, but have found no sufficient ground for recommending any reduction of the penalty.