§ 41. Mr. BATEY
asked the Home Secretary if he is aware that a man named Sinclair was sentenced to six months' hard labour at the Spennymoor police court for keeping a betting house, and that this was his first offence; and whether he will review the case with a view to mitigating Sinclair's sentence?
§ Sir H. SAMUEL
This case has already been under review, and, as I informed the hon. Member last week, I could find no ground on which I should be justified, consistently with my public duty, in advising any interference with the sentence. Perhaps the hon. Member will communicate with me further if there are any new considerations which he wishes to bring to my notice.