§ 18. Mr. VIANT
asked the Home Secretary whether he will cause inquiries to be made as to the case of Mrs. Elizabeth Vernon, of Gladstone Park Gardens, Willesden, who at Marylebone police court on 22nd April was charged with theft, it being her first offence; and whether it was at the instigation of the police that bail was refused?
§ Sir PATRICK HANNON
May I ask, Mr. Speaker, whether a question of this kind, affecting a single individual, should be brought forward to take up Parliamentary time?
§ Mr. H. G. WILLIAMS
Do the Home Office take the view that magistrates ought to grant bail unless there is the strongest ground against it?