§ 42. Sir C. KINLOCH-COOKE
asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the observation made by the magistrate at Highgate when a householder was summoned for showing too bright a light at 10.14 p.m.; whether the penalty for the offence is £10 and the householder was only fined 1s.; and whether, in view of the danger caused by showing a bright light after the specified hour, he can see his way to make some statement supporting the inspector who gave evidence on that occasion in support of the action taken by the police?
From the remarks made by the chairman of the Bench when passing sentence in this case it would appear that the justices took into consideration the explanations offered, and particularly the fact that the occurrence took place very shortly after lighting-up time. No intervention on my part appears to be called for. The maximum fine that can be inflicted in such cases is £100.