HC Deb 01 March 1928 vol 214 cc578-9
3. Mr. DAY

asked the Home Secretary whether any fresh facts or evidence have been presented to him for his consideration for the purpose of reviewing the sentence passed on Alexander (Scotty) Mason, who was convicted for the murder of the Brixton taximeter-cab driver named Dickey; and when this prisoner's sentence was last reviewed?


This case has often been considered by my predecessors and myself, but nothing has been presented that would have justified recommending further clemency.

6. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Home Secretary if he will consider reducing the sentence of six months' hard labour on Mr. Sydney Abrahams, of Hull, who was tried on a charge of cheating at cards; if he is aware that this man served for 11 years in the Royal Navy, including the War period, where he had a very good character; and that this is the first offence, and he has never been in any kind of trouble before?


Abrahams, and another man who was convicted with him of conspiracy to defruad and cheat at cards, have lodged with the Court of Criminal Appeal notice of applications for leave to appeal, and it would, therefore, be improper for me to say anything as to their cases.

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