HC Deb 06 July 1915 vol 73 c201W

asked the Home Secretary if his attention has been directed to the fact that, at the Lambeth Police Court, Miss Eileen Winter, a cook, although a first offender and although in her former situations she had borne a good character as to honesty, was sent to prison for a month, after being seventeen days in custody, for stealing some of her mistress's clothes, in spite of her declaration on oath that while she had improperly worn the things she had not the slightest intention of stealing them; and if he will inquire into the case?


I have inquired into the facts of the case, and regret that I find no sufficient reason for recommending any reduction of the sentence.