§ 14. Mr. LOVAT-FRASER
asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the case of John Reginald Torr, who committed suicide after being thrashed by his employer, John Torre Bett; and whether he will direct proceedings to be taken against Bett for compounding a felony, inasmuch as he administered the punishment himself to the lad instead of giving him in charge to the police?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
I have seen a Press report of the inquest in the case referred to. I have no authority to direct that proceedings should be taken.