HC Deb 31 August 1914 vol 66 cc391-2W

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has now considered the question of advising the release of ex-Inspector John Syme, having regard to his fifteen years of unblemished service in the police, the original circumstances which led him to considered himself aggrieved, the fact that his career in the police is ruined, the belief in his honesty of intention, and the manner in which other acts of clemency which the Home Secretary has recommended since the burden of war was laid upon the nation have been appreciated in all quarters?


I have given this case my careful consideration, but regret that, in view of all the circumstances, I do not feel justified in advising any remission of the sentence.