HC Deb 10 July 1947 vol 439 cc238-9W
81. Mr. Piratin

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been drawn to a sentence of one year's imprisonment passed on Mrs. Louisa Adsett, of Old Montague Street, Stepney, for stealing an Army Allowance book and getting £4 11s. by false pretences; and whether, in view of the fact that she has three children and needed the money to feed them as her husband had left her, he will remit some part of her sentence.

Mr. Ede

I have given very careful consideration to the circumstances of this case, in which, in addition to the offences charged, other offences of obtaining £2 5s. 6d. by means of the Army allowance book on each of four separate occasions, were taken into consideration. I regret that I have reached the conclusion that there are no sufficient grounds to justify me in recommending any interference with the sentence which the court thought it necessary to impose.