HC Deb 06 December 1920 vol 135 cc1771-2W
Captain O'GRADY

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to a case that was tried in the Hull police court, on 20th November, 1920, in which Alice Pearson and Annie Ward were convicted for the theft of a watch, and that Annie Ward, who is 17 years of age, was sentenced to a month's imprisonment without the option of a fine; and whether, having regard to the age of Annie Ward, steps will be taken to review the verdict so that Annie Ward may be given the benefit of the First Offenders' Act and placed on probation?


I have no power to review the sentence of a court of summary jurisdiction by substituting proba-

difference between pit-head and f.o.b. prices?


According to the Monthly Trade and Navigation Accounts, the quantities of coal sold for foreign bunkers and export respectively and the average f.o.b. price of the latter are as follows. The average f.o.b. price of the former is not recorded:—

tion for imprisonment. I could only advise entire remission of the sentence; and, after inquiring into the facts of this case, I regret that I do not feel able to take this course.

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