HC Deb 06 March 1933 vol 275 c818

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department the numbers of people who are now bound over in the Metropolitan area on condition that they shall not live within a certain radius of London; and how the police in each of these cases ensure that the defendants do not live in London?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir John Gilmour)

I regret that I cannot give the information asked for in the first part of the question. As regards the second part, if a person were found to be living in London in breach of a, condition of his recognizance, he would no doubt be brought before the court to be dealt with in the usual way.


May I ask my right hon. Friend if such sentences are not rather ridiculous, and would it not be advisable to advise all magistrates throughout the country that such sentences bring the law into contempt?