§ 34. Mr. Brooks
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department the number of appeals against convictions for motoring offences which came before the appeals committee of the London Sessions in 1942; the number which were dismissed; the number in which the penalties were reduced; and the number in which the penalties were increased?
§ The Secretary of State for the Home Department (Mr. Herbert Morrison)
As the answer is in the form of a tabular statement, I propose, with my hon. Friend's permission, to circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Mr. Brooks
Is my right hon. Friend satisfied that the convictions in our courts are severe enough, in view of the loss of life, and should not the attention of the courts be called to the very serious loss of life?
§ Mr. Morrison
I hardly think that it would be desirable for me to make any general observations about how the courts do their business.
§ Following is the Table:
§ The appeals to the County of London Quarter Sessions during 1942 against convictions for motoring offences numbered 21. The results were as follow:
|Convictions affirmed—without modification of sentence||12|
|Convictions affirmed—penalty increased||1|
|Convictions affirmed—penalty reduced||4|