§ Viscount WOLMER
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the conviction at Wigan on 19th April last of Thomas Livesley, John Forrest, Mark Roby, Richard Jackson, James Marsh, and Robert Rigby, for stealing old iron; whether he can state how many of these men had ever been convicted before; and to what punishment they were sentenced upon this occasion?543W
§ Mr. McKENNA
My attention has not previously been called to this case. The six men named pleaded guilty to stealing a quantity of iron which they had ripped out of the brick work of a dam, thereby doing much damage. They were each sentenced to one month's imprisonment. One of them had been five times previously convicted.