§ Colonel DAY
asked the Home Secretary whether the petition of Leonard Faulkner, Register No. 3, now undergoing sentence at His Majesty's prison, Portsmouth, has been received; and, in view of the fact that this man was recommended to make such a petition by a Bench of Magistrates, will he state whether any decision, and if so, what, has been arrived at in this connection?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
A petition was received some time ago. The prisoner was not recommended by a Bench of Magistrates to petition. He was only advised by the visiting committee, to whom he had made representations, that he might petition. The decision was not to recommend interference with the sentence.