HC Deb 18 January 1924 vol 169 cc405-7W

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that John a census of the traffic was taken by the Commissioner of Police during 1922, and state what increase the results show at each point during the past 10 years?


The practice of taking a census annually was not adopted till 1919, but figures are available for 1912, 1915, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1922 and 1923. These figures are as follow:

Alfred Davidson was recently sentenced by the Carlisle magistrates to three months' hard labour, without the option of a fine, for damaging trees with intent to steal; that it was Davidson's first offence; that he has hitherto borne an excellent character; and that the sentence has created a great deal of feeling in the city; whether he has received representations from citizens of Carlisle asking for a lightening of the sentence; whether he has yet considered any representations made to him; and, if not, whether he will do so at once?


I have considered this case, and regret that I should not feel justified in interfering with the sentence.