§ 59. Mr. McGovern
asked the Home Secretary whether he will review the sentence of one month's imprisonment with hard labour passed by the Melksham magistrates on Reginald Brown, a farm labourer, for failing to attend Home Guard parades; whether he is aware of the fine record held by this man as an efficient and hard-working farm-worker; and whether he will use his power to release this man forthwith?
§ Miss Wilkinson
I am informed that this man has been released on bail pending the hearing of his appeal. In these circumstances it would not be proper for mc to make any comment.
§ Mr. McGovern
Is the Home Secretary aware of the tremendous public feeling against the prosecution of a man of this character, and will he try to prevent such prosecutions?