§ 60. Lieut.-Colonel GAULT
asked the Home Secretary whether he will reconsider the case of Leonard Dumper, about which he has already received information; and, in view of this man's previous exemplary character and to the conviction being his first offence, he will remit the sentence of two months' hard labour imposed by the court, from which Dumper through ignorance did not appeal?
My right hon. Friend regrets that he is unable to reconsider the decision which be has already communicated to my hon. Friend. I may add that full information as to appeals is contained on all cell cards.
§ Lieut.-Colonel GAULT
Does my hon. Friend not think that in view of the fact that this man was genuinely in search of employment and probably had no idea of the magnitude of the offence with which be was charged, the sentence of two months is very excessive?
I repeat that the case has been fully considered by my right hon. Friend, who feels that, in view of all the circumstances, he can take no action in the matter.