HC Deb 21 April 1943 vol 388 c1701W
Mr. Shinwell

asked the Home Secretary whether he will inquire into the case of Samuel Naylor, of South Hetton, who was sentenced to three months' imprisonment for refusing to work underground though he offered to join the Royal Navy; and whether he will recommend a revision of the sentence?

Miss Wilkinson

My right hon. Friend has had full inquiries made about this case, but regrets that he has been unable to find grounds on which he would be justified in recommending any remission of the sentence which the court thought it right to impose on Naylor and which was confirmed on appeal to quarter sessions.