HC Deb 13 October 1942 vol 383 c1497
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?