HC Deb 16 November 1914 vol 68 c252W

asked the Home Secretary if he has received and considered a petition bearing upwards of 10,000 signatures praying for the release of ex-Inspector John Syme; and whether, in view of this expression of opinion by many persons who are convinced of the honesty of Mr. Syme's intentions and recognise that he acted under a sense of injustice, will he reconsider the question of advising an extension to Mr. Syme of the clemency which has been exercised in other cases since the War began?


I have received a number of representations in this case, but have found no sufficient reason for departing from the decision communicated to the hon. Member on the 28th of August last.

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