§ 58. Mr. PYBUS
asked the Home Secretary whether he will consider the case of Mr. George Washington, ex-councillor of Harwich, who was recently sentenced to three months' imprisonment without the option of a fine for the misuse of 575 railway privileges in connection with his public work, with a view to the reduction of the sentence?
§ Mr. CLYNES
I have had reports of the facts of this case and have been in communication with the Justices. This prisoner was charged with obtaining money by false pretences from the corporation of Harwich in respect of expenses alleged to have been incurred by him in attending meetings outside the borough which he had not in fact attended. He pleaded guilty. I should be glad, in the circumstances, to discuss the case with my hon. Friend.