§ 58. Captain CUNNINGHAM-REID
asked the Attorney-General whether his attention has been drawn to a recent case in which a man, guilty of a fraud on the customs of about £22, thereby became liable to a fine of £2,500 or 10 years' imprisonment; and whether, in view of this and similar cases, he will consider an amendment of the present law in order to make the punishment fit the crime?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Duff Cooper)
I am having inquiry made into the circumstances of the particular case to which my hon. and gallant Friend refers, and will communicate with him in due course.
§ Captain CUNNINGHAM-REID
Should not the fitting of the punishment to the crime be the object sublime?