§ Mr. GROVES
asked the Home Secretary whether he will inquire into the circumstances attending the sentence of four months' hard labour to Leslie Adams, aged 32, at Westminster Police Court last week; whether he is aware that at a previous hearing, when his previous convictions were mentioned, Adams said that on every occasion when he had found employment, and was trying to make good on his release from prison, a woman betrayed his past to his employers, thus getting him discharged; and whether he will cause inquiry to be made as to the alleged victimisation of this man?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
I have made inquiries into this case and I can find no grounds for recommending any interference with the sentence imposed by the court. I am satisfied that there is no justification for the suggestion that the prisoner has been unfairly treated by his employers as the result of disclosure of his past.