§ 25. Mr. LEIF JONES
asked the Home Secretary the number of cases at the London Sessions this year in which sentences on motorists convicted of being drunk while in charge of a motor car have been reduced or quashed on appeal?
There were 11 such appeals: in four cases the convictions and sentences were confirmed; in five the convictions were confirmed and the sentences modified; in two the convictions were quashed.
§ Lieut.-Colonel JAMES
Were any of these gentlemen convicted members of the United Kingdom Alliance?
§ 26 and 27. Mr. JONES
also asked the Home Secretary (1) in how many cases where persons have been convicted of being drunk while in charge of a motor car during the present year the sentence included suspension of the driving licence;
(2) how many persons have been convicted of being drunk while in charge of a motor car and sentenced to imprisonment by the Courts during the present year; how many of these convictions were the subject of appeal; and in how many cases was the sentence of imprisonment quashed on appeal?
I regret that information upon these questions is not available, and could not be obtained without great difficulty.