§ Mr. HAYWARD
asked the Home Secretary whether his attention had been called to the sentences passed at the Summer 1608W Assizes for the county of Durham on the prisoners found guilty of charges arising out of the Horden riots; and whether he proposes to review these sentences?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
If any representation is made to me on behalf of the prisoners it will be my duty to consider carefully whether sufficient grounds exist for an exercise of the prerogative in their favour, but up to the present no such representations have been made. I would further remind my hon. Friend that Parliament has recently provided in the Court of Criminal Appeal ample facilities for bringing under review any sentence passed at assizes or quarter sessions.