HC Deb 18 April 1932 vol 264 c1250
58. Mr. JOEL

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether any decision has yet been reached as to the manner in which those convicts who gave assistance to the authorities in the recent mutiny at Dartmoor are to be rewarded.

The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir Herbert Samuel)

I contemplate recommending to His Majesty special remissions of the sentences of certain convicts in respect of their meritorious behaviour during the disturbance, but it would be undesirable to arrive at final decisions, or to inform the convicts concerned, until after the conclusion of the trial of those convicts against whom criminal proceedings have been instituted.