§ 69. Mr. PALING
asked the Home Secretary whether he can state the number of persons against whom proceedings have been taken under the Emergency Powers Act Regulations in the Doncaster Borough Police Court and the Doncaster West Riding Court, respectively; how many convictions were recorded, how many appeals were lodged against such convictions; and how many of the appeals were successful?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Captain Hacking)
Only one person was proceeded against in the Doncaster Borough Police Court. He was ordered to pay 10s. costs and did not appeal. In the Doncaster West Riding Court proceedings were taken against 161 persons; 145 were convicted and 16 cases were dismissed. 88 appeals were lodged; 24 were dismissed, nine were successful, and in 54 cases the sentences were modified, in many cases the defendants being simply bound over.